Behind the scenes

Come one, come all – we’re opening ICIJ Insiders up to every donor
Vanessa Chebli and Caitlin Ginley Sigal · October 8, 2019

The support of ICIJ Insiders helps us stay fearless and powerful, so we’re improving our membership program.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

Behind the scenes of the Bribery Division
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Sasha Chavkin · July 3, 2019

We are often asked how cross-border investigations like the Bribery Division come about. Here we explain how it all happens.

How I ended up with my own medical device while investigating the Implant Files
Colm Keena · February 20, 2019

In the course of ICIJ’s global investigation into the implants industry, three of the journalists working on the project had a medical device implanted – including yours truly.

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.

How ICIJ Used Machine Learning Algorithms To Help Find Medical Device Issues
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Rigoberto Carvajal · December 19, 2018

Using algorithms and careful analysis, ICIJ screened millions of records and found cases where patients had died, but the incident hadn’t been reported as a death.

Investigative Reporting: Shoe-leather, data and empathy
Sasha Chavkin · December 10, 2018

For one reporter working on the Implant Files investigation, discovering the sisterhood – and the power – of women-led patient groups was an eye-opening experience.

Video: Why Join The Implant Files Investigation?
Razzan Nakhlawi · November 25, 2018

Reporters explain why they decided to investigate medical device harm with ICIJ reporters.

About The Implant Files Investigation
Fergus Shiel · November 25, 2018

The Implant Files is a global investigation that tracks the harm caused by medical devices that have been tested inadequately or not at all.

Panama Papers film examines how journalists speak truth to power
Amy Wilson-Chapman · October 2, 2018

The risky business of investigative reporting for whistleblowers and reporters is at the heart of the latest Panama Papers documentary.