Emanuel Sidea has been working as journalist since 2001.

From 2006 til 2014 I worked as a business reporter for Veckans Affärer, which at the time was Sweden’s largest business weekly magazine. More recently I was the contributing Business Editor (2018-2021) for FOKUS, a current affairs weekly magazine.

I have a strong belief that reporters have to work in the field to do a proper job. Which I’ve done, extensively, by investigating corruption within Swedish teleco Telia in Kazakstan, Uzbekistan and Nepal; I’ve covered the Arab Spring in Libya and Egypt, reported from Syria, and done reports on commodity rushes in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Mongolia. I’ve reported on Swedish companies entering Russia and India, and disclosing Swedish companies involved in illicit businesses in Peru, Montenegro, and so on.

My latest non-fiction book is about the Syrian war. THE MAN FROM HAREM (in Swedish, published 2016) tells the true story about a jihadi smuggler taking foreign fighters to ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

Besides writing, I’m a Board member of the Swedish foundation Grävfonden, which funds investigative journalism. I also teach journalism and international reporting at Goteborg University, previously also at Stockholm University.

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Reveals: The Swedish security company Securitas is conducting illicit business in Montenegro (Veckans Affärer 19 Dec 2013)

The Swedish retailer H&M has begun sourcing from Africa, report from the textile boom village in northern Ethiopia (Veckans Affärer 5 Dec 2013)

Report from Ogaden, an area in Ethiopia also know as Somali region where oil companies are drilling oil wells (Veckans Affärer 4 Apr 2013)

Startup fever in Berlin as Swedish entrepreneurs are setting up new ventures and enthrall investors (Veckans Affärer 13 Jun 2013)

Diamond fever in a industry that highly secretive and still manages to defy every financial crisis (Veckans Affärer 21 Mar 2013)

In Germany, Europe’s economic motor, problems and protests are increasing (Veckans Affärer 16 May 2013)


Malcolm Gladwell, writer and influencial author, most currently of “David & Goliath” (Veckans Affärer 30 Jan 2014)

Peter Carlsson, vice president of supply chain at electric car manufacturer Tesla in California (Veckans Affärer 30 Jan 2014)

Thomas Sandell, founder and CEO of Sandell Asset Management in New York, runs the Castlerigg hedgefund (Veckans Affärer 19 Dec 2013)

Samir Brikho, CEO of Amec, an international engineering and project management company (Veckans Affärer 7 Nov 2013)

Elon Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla, founder of SpaceX and other things (Veckans Affärer 26 Sep 2013)

Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Kazaa and Skype, and more currently an active investor (Veckans Affärer 12 Sep 2013)

Bo Inge Andersson, CEO at GAZ Group in Russia, with a long career at General Motors (Veckans Affärer 1 Mar 2012)

Hans-Holger Albrecht, CEO of the emerging markets mobile operator Millicom (Veckans Affärer 4 Oct 2012)

Lukas Lundin, oil billionare that runs the Lundin Group of companies from Vancouver (Veckans Affärer 27 Oct 2011)

Elaine Weidman-Grünewald, VP of sustainability at Ericsson, one of the largest teleco’s (Veckans Affärer 20 Sep 2012)

Hans Rosling, professor of international health, statistician and hughly popular infotainer (Veckans Affärer 18 Oct 2012)

Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of fashion retailer H&M, a company which has Sweden’s highest market cap (Veckans Affärer 22 Oct 2009)