Behind the scenes

Paradise Papers project 'a moment of peace' for journalists hit by quake
Sasha Chavkin · April 9, 2018

The 2017 disaster upended their newsrooms and their lives, but the team buckled down to complete the investigation.

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.

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.

Through death threats and scare tactics, Honduran reporter ‘perseveres’
Sasha Chavkin · February 6, 2018

It’s not easy being a journalist in Honduras, where you can be captured by hooded men and face political pressure. But for ICIJ member Lourdes Ramirez that’s why she became a reporter in the first place.

Increased political pressure puts reporting at risk in Poland
Cecile S. Gallego · January 25, 2018

Even in Europe, a continent where press freedom is generally sheltered, reporters face challenges to keep fulfilling their mission of holding their government accountable.

How we did it: Behind the scenes of the Continent of Secrets game
Fernando Blat, Jorge Gomez Sancha, Hamish Boland-Rudder and 1 more · September 9, 2016

ICIJ and Populate, with support from the Pulitzer Center, sought to create a game that would help players understand the scale and impact of offshore financial secrecy in Africa.

Wrangling 2.6TB of data: The people and the technology behind the Panama Papers
Mar Cabra and Erin Kissane · April 25, 2016

The trove of files that make up the Panama Papers is likely the largest dataset of leaked insider information in the history of journalism.

Luxembourg Leaks a Case Study in Collaborative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara · November 6, 2014

Complex files, specialized subject areas – this project would always be a challenge. For success we needed local reporting on a global scale.