Laurent Richard

founder Forbidden Stories

Laurent Richard is an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and founder of the international consortium Forbidden Stories, a collaborative investigation network that continues the work of journalists threatened, imprisoned or murdered around the world.

Author of numerous investigative documentaries for France Television, Canal Plus, and Arte Laurent Richard is also one of the co-founders of Cash Investigation, a notorious investigative program aired on france2. In March 2016, his documentary My President is on a Business Trip received the Award for best Investigation and is shortlisted for the Albert London Prize Jury. In September 2016, the University of Michigan in the United States granted him a one-year fellowship in the Knight-Wallace Fellowship to develop and create the Forbidden Stories platform. On October 19, 2018, Laurent Richard was awarded European Journalist of the year 2018 by Prix Europa in Berlin.

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