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Peter Bengtsen - investigative reporter

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Peter Bengtsen - investigative reporter

Peter Bengtsen, 39, is an investigative reporter from Denmark.

To date he has done more than 50 investigative reports, articles and field missions about social and working conditions in developing countries, directly linked to everyday products in millions of European family homes.

From African gold and oil fields, slave labour in the Gulf states, India's thousands of tannery workers and child miners to the endless plantations of Brazil and Indonesia, he documents symptomatic trends of the global economy and its political, social and human consequences.

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Peter's investigations have had coverage in tv and newspapers throughout Europe. Some of his recent stories are published in The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde diplomatique. And in Danish newspapers Weekendavisen and Politiken.

He has published stories in, and supplied investigations to, many of the major European consumer magazines, including Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.

In Denmark while working for DanWatch, he led investigations published in major newspapers, including Berlingske, Jyllandsposten, Politiken and Børsen and broadcasted in national television such as DR and TV2. 

In 2016, he was among the final nominees for the Modern Slavery Media Awards in England for an investigation for The Guardian. In 2014, he was among the top three nominees for the Timbuktu Award in Denmark. In 2013, he contributed to the award-winning Blood Bonds investigation by Danish newspaper Berlingske. 

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Peter holds a master degree in intellectual history and political theory. 

Find Peter's CV and more on his LinkedIn profile, including an overview of contributions to scientific, academic and business magazines.

Previous positions include director and head of investigations at DanWatch, head of section at the Danish Ministry of Education and education specialist in the World Bank. Current positions are senior advisor at the VELUX Foundations and external examiner at Aarhus University.

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