The Global Muckraker

For Burkina Faso reporter Yacouba Ladji Bama working on a collaborative, global project has some unique challenges with internet and phone reception less than perfect.

‘I am still in shock’: Journalists flee Venezuela to publish ongoing investigation, amid legal threats
Sasha Chavkin · February 9, 2018

ICIJ members and colleagues forced to leave home after revealing questionable dealings in a government food program.

Through death threats and scare tactics, Honduran reporter ‘perseveres’
Sasha Chavkin · February 6, 2018

It’s not easy being a journalist in Honduras, where you can be captured by hooded men and face political pressure. But for ICIJ member Lourdes Ramirez that’s why she became a reporter in the first place.

The U.S. list of wealthy Russians and our offshore investigations
Spencer Woodman · February 5, 2018

The U.S. released its controversial (and unoriginal) public list of Russian oligarchs. We’ve seen many of them before – offshore.

What to look for in Apple's big updates this month
Simon Bowers · February 1, 2018

The iPhone-maker announced its offshore cash pile is worth nearly $270 billion. But it’s unlikely that will mean much to America.

US, Switzerland singled out by new financial secrecy index
Cecile S. Gallego · January 30, 2018

Switzerland has delayed and the U.S. has refused to take part in reforms aimed at curbing financial secrecy, according to the Tax Justice Network’s new Financial Secrecy Index.

Five digital security tools to protect your work and sources
Spencer Woodman · January 29, 2018

Here are five of the most commonly, easy-to-use, recommended security tools to keep your work, and your sources, safe.

Increased political pressure puts reporting at risk in Poland
Cecile S. Gallego · January 25, 2018

Even in Europe, a continent where press freedom is generally sheltered, reporters face challenges to keep fulfilling their mission of holding their government accountable.

How to investigate companies found in the Offshore Leaks Database
Cecile S. Gallego · January 23, 2018

The final in our three-part series: Now you can explore our database, it’s time to look at other publicly available data.

Apple claims to be a good corporate citizen, but is it really?
Simon Bowers · January 22, 2018

We take a closer look at Apple’s decision to bring back hundreds of billions of dollars in offshore cash claiming a “responsibility to give back” to the United States.