The Global Muckraker

Hundreds of thousands of scientists worldwide have published studies in self-described scientific journals that don’t provide traditional checks for accuracy and quality, according to a new journalistic investigation.

Leading Republican Senator joins call for Ross ethics probe
Sasha Chavkin · July 17, 2018

The Senate Commerce Committee chair has become the first Republican to join calls for an investigation of Ross’ finances and ethics disclosures.

IRS spent $380m but took ‘limited or no action’ on offshore tax dodges
Spencer Woodman · July 16, 2018

The U.S. government took “limited or no action” to battle secret offshore holdings, despite spending $380 million on a new initiative.

How spies and investigative reporters think alike
Simon Bowers · July 11, 2018

ICIJ member Kristof Clerix specializes in reporting on intelligence agencies and espionage, and finds his methods are similar to the spies he’s investigating.

Behind the scenes of the largest-ever West African journalism collaboration
ICIJ · July 10, 2018

A new documentary reveals the challenges and triumphs of the West Africa Leaks investigation.

How French journalists used the Offshore Leaks database to find local stories
Cecile S. Gallego · July 6, 2018

A collaborative investigation has exposed what they describe as “the banality” of tax evasion costing France millions of euros each year.

How ICIJ deals with massive data dumps like the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers
Pierre Romera and Cecile S. Gallego · July 3, 2018

Often we face the challenge of digging through gigantic amounts of data. Here’s how we make this endeavor more efficient and less time consuming.

I gave a TEDx Talk about taxation and everyone stayed awake
Simon Bowers · July 2, 2018

Explaining the contortions that multinational corporations put themselves through to avoid taxes is a journalistic challenge. Here’s one way to overcome it.

ICIJ’s deputy director is one of 2018’s ‘Great Immigrants’
Razzan Nakhlawi · June 28, 2018

Marina Walker Guevara features on Carnegie Corporation’s roster of exemplary immigrants in the U.S.

Panama Papers brings more than $700 million back onshore
Cecile S. Gallego · June 26, 2018

Governments around the world have recouped more than $700 million in fines and back taxes as a result of the Panama Papers investigation, a new tally reveals.