Fredrik Laurin


Special Projects Editor for Current Affairs,  SVT (Swedish Television)

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Fredrik Laurin is editor of special projects for SVT’s Current Affairs program. Before this he was editor of the investigative department for Swedish Radio, a reporter for SVT and investigative reporter for National TV 4. Laurin’s investigations exposed tax havens and tax evasion by the global corporate elite and corruption in the Swedish government and abroad. One such investigation exposed how purportedly alliance-free Sweden secretly cooperates with U.S. authorities in eavesdropping, intelligence gathering, extraordinary rendition and torture in the war on terror. He has received the Stora Journalistpriset, the Swedish equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, and Guldspaden, the Swedish Investigative Reporters and Editors award. He has received several other awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize for his collaborative efforts on the Panama Papers with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Laurin graduated from the Gothenburg School of Journalism and studied political science at Gothenburg University.