The Global Muckraker

From tax cheats to heated policy debates, 2015 has been a year of tax scandals, reforms and international agreements.

World Bank rolls out reforms to address resettlement failures
Sasha Chavkin · December 22, 2015

After years of delay, the bank is addressing sweeping failures in its oversight of projects that force people from their land or harm their livelihoods.

Human rights abusers spend $168m on US lobbying and PR
Erin Quinn · December 17, 2015

Azerbaijan is among a group of 50 countries with poor human rights records spending millions to push an agenda.

Four ways to embrace a cross-border state of mind
Emilia Díaz-Struck · November 26, 2015

A recent global journalism conference highlighted an important new trend: expanding perspectives through transnational collaboration.

Companies grilled by EU politicians over tax dodging
Hamish Boland-Rudder · November 17, 2015

IKEA, Disney, Google and more faced questions from a committee setup to investigate tax rulings after ICIJ’s Luxembourg Leaks investigation.

LuxLeaks anniversary marked with protests, calls for action
Hamish Boland-Rudder · November 5, 2015

Protesters took to the streets to commemorate the launch of ICIJ’s investigation into corporations slashing tax bills by billions.

Falciani absent as Swiss begin criminal trial over HSBC data
Martha M. Hamilton · November 3, 2015

Prosecutors opened the criminal trial of a former HSBC IT worker accused of theft, but the defendant refused to leave France to face charges.

ICIJ projects win awards for innovation, collaboration
William Gray · October 29, 2015

Luxembourg Leaks, Swiss Leaks and Fatal Extraction investigations honored with 2015 EPPY awards.

Evicted families ‘are angry and feel like nobody cares’
ICIJ · October 20, 2015

Q & A: Jocelyn Zuckerman was stunned by the destruction to both the land and people’s lives she saw while reporting on an Indonesian palm oil plantation.

New EU transparency rule to close corporate tax loophole
Will Fitzgibbon · October 8, 2015

European finance ministers agree to new rules that will force countries to share information on tax deals granted to multinational corporations.