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Counting the Panama Papers money: how we reached $1.28 billion
Amy Wilson-Chapman · July 15, 2019

How did we reach the Panama Papers figure? Here’s a county-by-country list.

How these veteran Odebrecht investigative reporters uncovered the truth
Sasha Chavkin · July 9, 2019

The Peruvian reporters share their experiences investigating Odebrecht, and what to expect next as the political shockwaves from Odebrecht continue to ripple across Latin America.

Implant Files honored with multiple awards around world
Zshekinah Collier · July 4, 2019

The Implant Files won the “health and wellness” prize at the ninth annual RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Mumbai, the latest honor for the ICIJ-led investigation into untested and unsafe medical devices.

Implant Files reporter’s own medical device ‘nightmare’
Leo Sisti · July 1, 2019

For ICIJ’s Leo Sisti the Implant Files was the beginning of a nightmare – as he struggled to find answers about his hip replacement.

Inside Odebrecht's secret files
Scilla Alecci · June 25, 2019

Ecuador-based Andersson Boscán talks about getting the Bribery Division leak and why he shared it with other journalists.

Investigative journalists should develop ‘a video state of mind’
Scilla Alecci · June 10, 2019

Yongjin Kim is a veteran broadcast reporter, who has reported in Korea for thirty years and also plays a critical role in developing Korea’s next generation of investigative reporters.

Join ICIJ Insiders today and help ‘speak truth to power’
Vanessa Chebli and Caitlin Ginley Sigal · June 7, 2019

One year after we launched ICIJ Insiders, we’re sharing some of the reasons readers support our work.

Seeing the bigger picture: ICIJ’s new training manager on arms trades, press freedom and investigative journalism
Douglas Dalby · June 4, 2019

ICIJ’s new training manager Jelena Cosic recalls being part of a major weapons trade investigation that reaffirmed her view that there’s no such thing as a victimless crime.

Probed, sacked and ignored: how countries reacted to West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2019

The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent.