The Global Muckraker

Collaborative journalism – particularly across borders – has helped re-empower journalists at a critical moment in the history of the profession.

The Laundromat, A-list movie based on the Panama Papers, to premiere at Venice
Zshekinah Collier · August 12, 2019

The film, starring Meryl Streep, will premiere at the upcoming film festival, considered a key launchpad for Academy Awards’ success next February.

Reporting on corruption in Africa’s ‘shining light of democracy’
Will Fitzgibbon · August 4, 2019

ICIJ member Ntibinyane Ntibinyane shares his experience founding a nonprofit investigative news center and the challenges of reporting in Botswana.

Watch: How Mauritius Leaks got started (and what we found)
Scilla Alecci and Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

It was a whistleblower that helped kickstart our Mauritius Leaks investigation after we reported on the region for Paradise Papers. Our African…

Top tips and tricks for going global with FOI
Karrie Kehoe · July 16, 2019

Freedom of Information requests are powerful weapons in the arsenal of a canny reporter. Here are some tips to help you launch a global FOI project. 

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.