Saska Cvetkovska

Saska Cvetkovska

Investigative reporter and media freedom activist

Saska Cvetkovska is investigative reporter and media freedom activists. She was one of the founders of the online news media NOVATV established in 2013 where she worked investigative editor until 1st of January 2018 when she decided to set up the Investigative Reporting Lab – Macedonia, a non-government organization whose mission is to fight misinformation with real reporting through inter-disciplinary approaches that include technology, academic researchers, marketing experts and investigative reporters.

Cvetkovska is also investigative reporter at the Organized crime and corruption reporting project based in Sarajevo, a cross-border platform with more than 30-member center in Europe, Central Asia, Africa and South America and Middle East. Cvetkovska is the leading awarded investigative reporter in Macedonia with more than 10 domestic and regional awards. She follows corruption and organized crime on national and international level. She She is an author of Mediapedia, the database of Macedonian media ownership, as well as Spooks and Spins  and currently works on finding solutions and testing ideas that help addressing the impact of propaganda and strengthen the impact of real journalism as essential tool for fighting misinformation.

In the past years Macedonian investigative reporter Saska Cvetkovska worked on series of national and cross-border investigations that exposed corruption, espionage and trade of influence in the global information wars. She was working on topics such as propaganda and misinformation and their conncections with grand corruption as a new tools used to threaten democracies. Many of the stories that Cvetkovska broke were researched and braked while she and her team were under constant threats, attacks and long-term surveillance and years long wiretapped communications by the Government. Her work appeared in the Guardian, Buzzfeed and other global media leading outlets.