Anuška Delić, an award-winning investigative journalist, is the founder of Oštro, a unique center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region. After more than a decade at Slovenia’s main daily Delo, she formed Oštro in 2018 out of the realization that the space for quality journalism is inexorably shrinking. She is also a regional editor with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
While working at Delo, Delić was persecuted by the Slovenian state intelligence agency as a direct consequence of her revelations of neo-Nazis who were active in the (currently ruling) political party SDS. She was acquitted of all charges in 2015. That same year she launched The MEPs Project where journalists representing all 28 EU Member States went to EU Court of Justice to fight the European Parliament’s unwillingness to disclose how elected representatives use their professional allowances. For her work on the topic of MEPs’ allowances POLITICO ranked Delić 6th among the 28 people who were to shape Europe in 2018.