The Global Muckraker
The Question Investigative Reporters Fail to Ask
Michael Hudson · August 13, 2012

How Morton Mintz produced three decades’ worth of Page One stories for the Washington Post the hard way — by mining documents and testimonies.

Advice to Reporters: ‘Be Inventive and Patient’
Alexenia Dimitrova · August 9, 2012

Bulgarian investigative journalist Alexenia Dimitrova reveals how she uses Freedom of Information laws in several countries to uncover secrets.

Skin & Bone probe wins August Sidney Award
ICIJ · August 8, 2012

The Sidney Hillman Foundation has announced that a 13-journalist team led by the ICIJ has won the August Sidney Award for “Skin and Bone,” a sweeping investigation of the global trade in human tissues.

Can recycling humans always be justified?
Martina Keller · July 26, 2012

Is human tissue always better? Germany’s leading experts say “No.”

Why I’m Still a Tissue Donor
Kate Willson · July 23, 2012

When ICIJ began discussing how to write a story about the untraceable and opaque trade in human tissues, our intent was not to propel readers to toss out their donor cards.

WHO Moves to Track Human Tissue
Gerard Ryle · July 20, 2012

The World Health Organization plans to create a coding system to track human tissue used in medical products.

Japan has almost no regulations on human tissue
Nobuya Sawa · July 18, 2012

There are no limits on doctors importing from abroad medical materials made from human tissue for treatment of patients. There are also no laws in Japan for controlling use of human tissue, such as skin and bones.

Analyzing the Data behind Skin and Bone
Kate Willson · July 16, 2012

How we identified relationships between data on tissue imports, inspections, adverse events, and accident reports filed with the Food and Drug Administration.

Investigative Reporting: Expensive, Risky, and Under Threat
Gerard Ryle · July 16, 2012

Why do our investigative reports take so long to compile? Quite simply, very few organizations do this kind of deep, labor-intensive, and expensive journalism any longer.