The Global Muckraker

Across the world, democracy watchdogs are warning that emergency measures aimed at quelling the COVID-19 outbreak are also turning into tools of repression.

Investigating the coronavirus: ICIJ African partners warn of looming threat
Ben Hallman · March 31, 2020

Across much of Africa the toll of the viral pandemic could be much worse than in Europe and North America, ICIJ partners on the continent say.

‘Navigating underwater’: Data journalism and press freedom in Bolivia
Sasha Chavkin · March 30, 2020

Nelfi Fernandez Reyes talks about reporting while democracy is under assault.

‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take journalist’s imprisonment to the UN
Will Fitzgibbon · March 25, 2020

Attorneys for a journalist jailed in Benin for tweeting about a speech argue that the case sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.

Investigating the coronavirus: Who is cashing in?
Ben Hallman · March 24, 2020

There’s never been a major crisis that someone hasn’t seen as an opportunity to make a lot of money.

Global coalition calls for safeguards to prevent looting of coronavirus relief funds
Michael Hudson · March 23, 2020

A leading anti-corruption group is urging U.S. lawmakers to include tough safeguards that will protect against “self-interested parties” in a proposed coronavirus relief bill.

Explore company secrets in Lux Leaks using Datashare
Soline Ledésert · March 23, 2020

You can now search our Lux Leaks documents without installing any software. Get a taste for how ICIJ’s network of investigative reporters works using Datashare online.

‘Involved and powerless’: Reporting from Italy on COVID-19
Scilla Alecci · March 17, 2020

Italian journalists living in a high-risk zone adapt to quarantine and keep reporting on the outbreak.

Investigating COVID-19: Virus testing in the US
Ben Hallman · March 17, 2020

Are you a government or health official, medical worker or someone else with a Coronavirus story to tell? Share your story with us.

Stories about the people – for the people
Scilla Alecci · February 27, 2020

Our Japanese member, reporter Yasuomi Sawa, says reporters need to harness the power of open data but never forget about the people they’re writing about.