Erika Kinetz is an investigative reporter for the Associated Press based in Brussels. For the last year, she has been reporting on the war in Ukraine, documenting patterns to Russian military violence and showing who was most responsible. She worked with the PBS series Frontline and SITU Research as correspondent and a producer for Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes, a 90-minute film, as well as Crime Scene: Bucha, a visual investigation of a Russian cleansing operation. She also helped establish War Crimes Watch Ukraine, an AP collaboration with PBS Frontline to gather, verify and document evidence of potential war crimes in Ukraine.
Previously, she lived in Asia for 15 years, winning awards for her work in China, India, Myanmar and Cambodia. She showed how China’s rise on Twitter has been powered by an army of fake accounts, uncovered labor abuses in Ivanka Trump’s China supply chain and broke news about transnational criminal networks, Myanmar’s crony businessmen, Cambodian slave labor and abuse in India’s microfinance industry. Before joining the AP, she wrote for the New York Times and contributed to the Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, the International Herald Tribune and Harper’s magazine, among others.
She has trained journalists from China, Turkey, Bosnia, Montenegro, Poland and the Czech Republic.