The Global Muckraker

ICIJ member Omaya Sosa Pascual and her team helped reveal Puerto Rico’s true death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, she shares lessons on covering similar tragedies.

Undercover reporters expose ‘bogus’ scientific conferences
Scilla Alecci · September 12, 2018

A new investigation reveals fake conferences that aim to ‘rip off’ researchers and damage credibility.

From apartheid to now: Gwen Lister’s fight for truth
Will Fitzgibbon · September 11, 2018

ICIJ founding member Gwen Lister talks about the modern day enemy and fighting apartheid.

Algeria launches money laundering probe on back of Panama Papers
Will Fitzgibbon · September 10, 2018

The government of Algeria has launched a money-laundering investigation based on information revealed by the Panama Papers.

Our who, what, why leak explainer
Hamish Boland-Rudder · September 5, 2018

We’re using an old journalistic tool to help you decide where to turn if you think you might be the next John Doe, Deepthroat or Edward Snowden.

'It is not the time to shut up': Venezuelan journalists remain in exile
Will Fitzgibbon · August 28, 2018

Four Venezuelan journalists in exile have suspended plans to return home as a Colombian mogul attempts to muzzle reporting on alleged fraud inside a government-run food program.

Nicaragua’s media uprising challenges President Ortega
Sasha Chavkin · August 27, 2018

As Ortega’s repression grows increasingly brutal, the local media has become more collaborative and independent.

How machine learning is revolutionizing journalism
Rigoberto Carvajal · August 22, 2018

The rise of the machine has freed ICIJ members globally to pore over millions of documents in a custom-built search engine.

A first-timer’s guide to anonymous leaking via SecureDrop
Fergus Shiel · August 21, 2018

Ever wanted to leak something and remain entirely anonymous? Using SecureDrop is one of the safest methods – and it’s not as difficult as you might think.

New study raises red flags on tax haven role in environmental destruction
Scilla Alecci · August 13, 2018

Tax havens – and the financial secrecy they provide – may bolster industries tied to Amazon deforestation and the unsustainable management of natural resources, a new study has found.