8 December 2021. Publication of Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari piece for The BMJ: Covid-19: Whatever happened to the Novavax vaccine? doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2965
23 November 2021. New open access publication (3 episodes with a map): “Function creep in pandemic mode: the strange case of the Covid-19 certificates”. Investigation conducted with Dutch investigative journalist Jannes van Roermund, also published on Follow The Money
2 November / 4 November 2021. Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari organized and were speakers at two panels on Investigating health and medicine for the 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC).
15 October 2021. At Data-SKUP in Oslo (N), Serena Tinari was a key note speaker at the Pandemic Masterclass.
23 September 2021. Serena Tinari was a jury member for ScienceFlashTalk by the Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+, a foundation of swissuniversities.
5 September 2021. Serena Tinari awarded the CICAP’s prize In difesa della ragione.
16 August 2021. Re-Check has been registered as non-profit organisation in Switzerland. New board of directors: Alessandra Di Pietro, Eva Pedrelli, Aleksandra Roth-Belkova, Catherine Riva, Serena Tinari. Financial auditor: Urs Wyss Buchhaltungsbüro. Co-presidents: Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari.
13 July 2021. Publication of Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari piece for The BMJ: Donuts, drugs, booze, and guns: what governments are offering people to take covid-19 vaccines. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1737
1 July 2021. Interview with Serena Tinari for Radio Onda d’Urto on Re-Check mission, and pandemic journalism. Listen to the recording (in Italian).
29 June 2021. Serena Tinari joined a GIJN Webinar for the launching of the #GIJNHealthGuide written by Re-Check: “Public Health: investigating Big Pharma influence”. Speakers: Juan Gervas, Fabiola Torres. Moderator: GIJN Spanish editor Andrea Arzaba. Recording available in English and Spanish LINK recording.
18 June 2021. The Ghost-Management project was awarded an Insight Grant by SSHRC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
11 June 2021. New open access publication: Democracy in pandemic mode: the strange case of the COVID certificate. Available in English, French and German.
3 June 2021. Serena Tinari joined the experts’ pool of Le Pacte, a new organization that will distribute grants and support investigative journalists in Switzerland.
26 May 2021. GIJN en français organised a webinar to launch the French version of the #GIJNHealthGuide written by Re-Check: “Public Health: investigating Big Pharma influence”. Speakers: our Catherine Riva, Marc-André Gagnon, Hanène Zbiss and Anne Chailleu (Formindep). Moderation by GIJN’s French editor Marthe Rubio. From revolving doors to ghost management, to the science of the influence, plenty of resources and background packed in a rich session. Recording available here.
8 May 2021. Re-Check published its Ethical Charter and presented its brand new International Advisory Board. A milestone for our organization.
6 May 2021. Online presentation by Catherine Riva on conflicts of interest and ghost-management during a teaching session on conflicts of interest for junior family doctors and general practitioners. On invitation by Pr Paul Frappé, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saint-Etienne (F).
10 April 2021. Forward published an interview with Serena Tinari by Tiziano Costantini featuring pandemic journalism and how communication in Covid times is letting down both the public and the scientific methodology, by conveying context-free and not evidence-based information. “How did communication change with COVID-19?” In English / In Italian
20 March 2021. New on Re-Check website: a secure platform that allows to share information with us in a confidential, anonymous and secure manner. The open-source software GlobaLeaks has been developed by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and has been already implemented by many organisations worldwide.
19 March 2021. Re-Check joined “Behind The Mask. Whistleblowing During the Pandemic” a free live-streamed conference organized by Disruption Network Lab. Panel “Digging Deeper into Healthcare: The Vaccine Rollout, Pandemic Journalism & Corruption” with our Serena Tinari, Alexander Nanau and Sarah Steingrüber, moderated by Transparency International’s Jonathan Cushing. Workshop “Get Your Numbers Straight: Making Sense of Health Data” with Serena Tinari.
12 March 2021. Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari joined Joop Bouma and Paul Thacker in the advisory board of OverNu.
10 March 2021. Serena Tinari investigation for The BMJ “The EMA covid-19 data leak, and what it tells us about mRNA instability”, doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n627.
10 March 2021. IlMitte.com interview with Serena Tinari about Re-Check methodology and pandemic journalism. In Italian, “Tutti hanno diritto alla verità” (Everyone has a right to the truth).
19 February 2020: Catherine Riva and Serena Tinari have published in English, French and German an analysis and commentary on the group of experts that is supposed to inform Swiss decision-makers about the scientific evidence in the coronavirus crisis: “Science in Pandemic Mode: The Strange Case of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force”. Re-Check Info-Stream
8 February 2021. Alexandra Breaud article about Re-Check methodology published by Soins infirmiers, the monthly of the Swiss professional association of nursing professionals SBK-ASI. Breaud had participated to Catherine Riva presentation organized by the nurses’ accredited Swiss training center Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source. Lausanne (CH). In French, “Le traitement journalistique des questions sanitaires. La santé au prisme des médias” (Journalism on health issues. Health through the media lens) .