A journalist practitioner, Gilles Labarthe is a founder of an independent news agency, DATAS, accredited to the United Nations Office, Geneva. He has worked for Radio Suisse Romande (Swiss National Radio), Swiss daily newspapers as Le Courrier, Le Temps, Tribune de Genève… as well as French news magazines (Courrier International) and TV Channels (Canal Plus).

For a dozen years, he authored reporting and surveys in foreign countries, focusing on development issues, financial crime, trafficking in raw materials (oil, diamonds, gold) and risks related to money laundering.

Gilles is the author of books of investigative journalism, and TV documentaries. In 2013-2014, he co-authored and co-directed a 52’ documentary film for Canal Plus channel’s Special Investigation programme, focusing on lack of transparency in international gold market : Dirty Gold.

He is an academic researcher and journalism trainer of the Academy of Journalism and Media (AJM, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), focusing on contemporary investigative journalistic production and access to governmental information.

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Researcher, trainer
Academy of Journalism and Medias
University of Neuchâtel