ICIJ has redefined what investigative journalism looks like in the 21st century. We have repeatedly conducted journalistic collaborations so big, so visionary and so aspirational that they are unlike any others in history.
Our Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and FinCEN Files investigations were the biggest cross-border journalism projects ever. They have shaken the establishment and led to public protests, to multiple arrests, sweeping legal reform, and official inquiries in more than 70 countries, and to the resignations of the leaders of Pakistan, Iceland and Malta after allegations of corruption.
We helped bring about the Corporate Transparency Act in the United States, hailed as the biggest anti-corruption measure since the Patriot Act of 2001. Our work has also been credited for helping bring more than 130 countries together to sign a worldwide minimum tax rate as a measure to stop giant corporations avoiding their responsibilities.
The museum’s plan to send the ancient relics to their native country follows reporting that showed they were linked to Douglas Latchford, indicted in 2019 after decades of alleged trafficking.
Baker McKenzie built a global brand selling tax avoidance. Its work on behalf of oligarchs and sanctioned companies is stirring an ethics debate.
The offshore links of presidents Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador and Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine will be officially scrutinized, while Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to discuss financial transparency with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Scandal-clouded billionaire Andrej Babis now faces probes over secret luxury property deals exposed in ICIJ’s global investigation based on the biggest ever offshore data leak.
While the OECD has trumpeted the agreement as a “major victory,” civil society groups have slammed the deal for pandering to tax havens at the expense of poorer nations.
The national prosecutor’s office said it will open an investigation of a controversial mining deal due to new evidence uncovered in the largest ever offshore data leak.
A flurry of fallout continues around the world days after ICIJ and global media partners begin to publish findings from the biggest offshore leak in history.
The proposed legislation, experts say, represents the most significant reform of anti-money laundering rules since 9/11.
Officials around the globe cite the biggest offshore leak ever in moving forward legislation and probes, as politicians named in the investigation continue to respond publicly.
Officials in more than a dozen countries have called for probes in wake of biggest-ever offshore leak.
As the first wave of stories on a massive leak detailing the financial secrets of the global elite and enablers of a shadow economy is published, reactions roll in around the world.
The global investigation on how trillions in dirty money flows through major banks has been widely credited for key anti-money laundering reforms currently being implemented in the U.S.
KfW-Ipex-Bank, an import-export bank, had loaned more than $55 million through an Angolan bank to a brewery controlled by Isabel dos Santos.
An international tribunal ruled that the billionaire and her late husband corruptly obtained a lucrative stake from the state oil company Sonangol.
ICIJ's editors share reflections from behind the scenes of two award-winning investigations.
A leaked European Commission draft indicates urgency to harmonize the bloc’s rules to tackle failings that have made the region a center for financial crime.
Diplomatic measures, sanctions, targeting forced labor, calls for investigations and a 2022 Olympics boycott, and other efforts to stop Beijing’s campaign against Uyghurs appear to have little effect.
The tax haven is the first European Union member to be greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a move that ICIJ member Jacob Borg says has been a long time coming.
Dos Santos partnership with Angolan state oil company ‘null and void,’ court-appointed director says, following an inquiry prompted by ICIJ’s Luanda Leaks.
Advocates question whether the country’s new rules for reporting companies’ beneficial ownership are enough to crack down on money laundering.
The global exposé by ICIJ and BuzzFeed News revealed how a broken U.S.-led enforcement system allows banks to continue to profit from moving trillions in dirty money.
In this special fifth Panama Papers anniversary edition of Meet the Investigators, Iceland's Jóhannes Kristjansson relives an infamous TV interview and shares insights on telling stories from the heart.
The Panama Papers scandal helped create a “snowball effect” of international awareness on how anonymous corporate vehicles can enable tax evasion, corruption, and crime, advocates say.
Five years after the Panama Papers were first published, authorities are still clawing back lost tax dollars and prosecuting wrongdoers exposed by the global investigation.
ICIJ’s massive cross-border investigation remains an influence — and a catchphrase — in politics, business, academia and pop culture, half a decade on.