The Global Muckraker
Civil Trial Postponed in U.S. Human Tissue Harvesting Scandal
Michael Hudson · September 18, 2012

A New York judge has postponed a civil trial that would have delved into how a major player in the global trade in human tissue obtains skin, bones and other body parts that are recycled into medical devices.

Convention Offers Fresh Hope For Jack Mackerel
Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra · September 11, 2012

Jack mackerel, decimated by years of free-for-all overfishing in the southern Pacific, now stands a strong chance of recovery with new legally binding measures to protect it.

The Jungle Highway
ICIJ · September 11, 2012

Reporters for a new cross-border journalism group, Connectas, traveled 700 kilometers along the new highway cutting through the Amazon to document its impact. Here’s an excerpt of the series from ICIJ member and Connectas founder Carlos Eduardo Huertas.

‘There Are No Bad Sources, Only Incompetent Reporters’
Rui Araujo · September 10, 2012

There is no democracy without efficient institutions and too many journalists passively accept this, says Portuguese investigative journalist and “troublemaker” Rui Araujo.

How Investigative Journalism Produces Results
Gerard Ryle · September 10, 2012

There were several important developments in recent days linked to our exposure of the international trade in human tissues. Here’s how investigative reporters can work together to produce better journalism and effect change.

Muckrakers and Newshounds: A Treasury of Books about Great Investigative Reporters
Michael Hudson · August 29, 2012

Whenever I get discouraged about the business I work in, I turn to my favorite books about journalists who struggled to overcome these obstacles and expose all manner of bullies, charlatans, grafters and kleptocrats. Here are some of my favorites.

The Essential Elements of Powerful Global Investigative Reporting
Gerard Ryle · August 28, 2012

What makes a good investigation? How should an investigative reporter select stories? Here are the three criteria we apply to every investigation.

ICIJ Welcomes Four New Members
Marina Walker Guevara · August 23, 2012

They are four independent investigative journalists in three continents, all women, doing the painstaking, unglamorous and often dangerous work of following the paper trails, finding the patterns and asking the questions others ignore.

Help Us Uncover the World’s Illicit Tax Networks
Gerard Ryle · August 21, 2012

Offshore tax havens enable arms dealing, child pornography, insider trading, embezzlement, political bribery and money laundering. Help ICIJ shine a light on these illicit global networks.