The Global Muckraker

It’s not just big news organizations that benefit from working on cross-border collaborations like the Paradise Papers. Our Beirut-based partner explains.

After Panama Papers, Indonesia urges beneficial owners to come out of hiding
Scilla Alecci · March 19, 2018

Indonesia has beefed up corporate transparency and will require all companies to regularly disclose their true, beneficial owners – not just their legal representatives – to authorities.

‘The world has changed’: Europe targets advisers, accountants, lawyers with new tax rules
Will Fitzgibbon · March 14, 2018

The masterminds who promote and sell tax avoidance are under fresh scrutiny in the wake of the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers.

Europe cracks down on luxury yacht tax dodge, citing Paradise Papers
Simon Bowers · March 12, 2018

The European Commission is taking action against three EU member states for failing to collect sufficient value added tax (VAT) on yachts.

Cross-border collaboration: the antidote to censorship and press intimidation in Thailand
Scilla Alecci · March 8, 2018

ICIJ’s Thai member Prangtip Daoreung believes the best way to fight for press freedom is to work collaboratively, across borders.

Poetic irony: How I went from working in finance to investigating it
Manuel Villa · February 28, 2018

ICIJ’s first Neo4j Connected Data Fellow left the finance industry to become a journalist, and found himself working with one of the largest data leaks ever.

Will US tax agency nominee help rein in offshore holdings?
Spencer Woodman · February 27, 2018

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the IRS has plenty of offshore experience, but critics question whether his allegiances lie with the tax agency or those seeking to dodge its reach.

Paradise Papers wins Polk Award
ICIJ · February 20, 2018

The Paradise Papers investigation of wealth stashed offshore  has won a George Polk Award, ICIJ’s second Polk Award in as many years.

How to work on a high-tech global project with limited internet, phone connection
Will Fitzgibbon · February 13, 2018

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.