Asia-Pacific

‘Being a truth-teller is the greatest service to society’
Scilla Alecci · January 22, 2019

ICIJ’s Pakistani member Umar Cheema has faced trolls and torture, but that only leaves him more determined to hold the powerful to account.

A reporting lesson: ‘Take a chance and show up’
Scilla Alecci · January 7, 2019

Journalist Scilla Alecci went to India to report on Medtronic for the Implant Files and despite monsoon conditions, she makes some interesting discoveries.

Implant Files in Asia: Regulation and transparency on medical devices remains patchy while patients suffer
Scilla Alecci · December 12, 2018

A lack of regualtion, over treatment, and not enough reporting of incidents relating to medical devices. Here’s a snapshot of what our Asian partners found in the Implant Files.

‘Every story you do has a miracle in it’
Petra Blum · November 6, 2018

Miranda Patrucic works with young reporters in Central Asia and Azerbaijan to develop their investigative skills.

Data analysis, accountability and a little humor: The best of Uncovering Asia 2018
Amy Wilson-Chapman · October 30, 2018

More than 400 investigative journalists descended on Seoul to hone their skills and develop accountability journalism.

German media reveals how Chinese bribes for Siemens products flowed
Scilla Alecci · October 1, 2018

Court records uncovered by a German news investigation reveal dozens of bribery prosecutions against Siemens’ medical device distributors in China.

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.

A new dawn for Malaysian press
Scilla Alecci · June 6, 2018

After years of black magic, censorship and detention, Malaysian reporters have hope for journalism in their country.

Journalist Ritu Sarin on the Panama Papers 'treasure hunt'
Scilla Alecci · April 18, 2018

Sarin tells us what it’s like working as an investigative reporter in India, and other insights in our monthly column Meet the Investigators.

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.