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.
Tax fairness advocates marked the resolution as a "historic win" in the push to wrest control of global tax policymaking from the small group of wealthy nations who have traditionally dominated the space.
Sources say Interpol's "Red Notice" for dos Santos relates to allegedly corrupt dealings exposed in ICIJ’s Luanda Leaks investigation.
The country plans to establish a national corporate ownership registry, which would reveal the true owners of shell companies, by next year.
Ex-Uber lobbyist Mark MacGann calls for widespread reforms to guarantee platform workers’ rights as he slams the ridesharing giant’s past ‘growth at all costs’ approach.
Facing international pressure to shed light on shadowy corporate ownership, government plans to reveal who actually owns legal entities.
From pivotal legislative pushes in the U.S. and elsewhere, to ongoing probes into deposed leaders and tax dodgers, the impact of the largest ever offshore investigation is still being felt around the world.
As you read through our 2021 report, you will see that success at ICIJ was achieved on many different levels.
After ICIJ’s FinCEN Files investigation, transparency advocates cheered a new law mandating a beneficial ownership register in the U.S. Two years later, experts are expressing serious concerns.
Hundreds of cabbies from across Europe took part in the ‘Brussels World Strike’ to protest deregulation of the taxi industry and demand inquiries on Uber’s lobbying of political leaders.
A damning assessment by the office of the U.N. human rights chief that calls for immediate end to “systems of arbitrary detention” of Muslim minorities ignites Beijing fury.
Amid a wave of sanctions against President Vladimir Putin’s allies, complex networks of offshore companies are making for choppy waters for authorities looking to confiscate high value assets.
French financial authorities are looking into Andrej Babis’ acquisition of a lavish property on the French riviera through offshore companies ー a $22 million deal first revealed by ICIJ and media partners.
A museum and private collectors relinquished dozens of religious artifacts linked to alleged antiquities smuggler Douglas Latchford, whose offshore trusts were uncovered in the Pandora Papers.
A new lawsuit alleges the company routed funds through partners to terrorists while Americans were risking their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
“John Doe” told German news outlet DER SPIEGEL that he was “astounded” by the success of the investigation, but more needs to be done to clamp down on financial secrecy.
Politicians and advocates are demanding action in Spain, France and the United Kingdom.
The Enablers Act, included in the annual defense bill, was first proposed shortly after ICIJ’s Pandora Papers investigation exposed widespread exploitation of lax financial disclosure rules in the U.S.
Leaked records reveal details of the company’s “strong relationship” with tax authorities in the Netherlands, a corporate tax haven where Uber has registered dozens of subsidiaries.
Officials in multiple countries react to findings on the ride-hailing giant’s lobbying and other aggressive tactics behind its global rise.
Former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes and French President Emmanuel Macron are facing critical questions about their past involvement with Uber.
Proposed in the wake of the Pandora Papers, the Enablers Act requires trust companies, lawyers, art dealers and others to vet clients seeking to move money and assets into the American financial system.
The Swedish company is now under investigation by the SEC, as well as the Justice Department, on matters described in a 2019 internal Iraq bribery report that was leaked to ICIJ.
Multiple U.S. government agencies announced new restrictions on dozens of entities and assets in response to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, including Putin’s close friends and allies, as well as yacht brokerages and defense industry companies.
Officials from around the world renewed calls for an official investigation into the treatment of Uyghurs in China after a leak of confidential government records and chilling photographs taken inside internment camps in Xinjiang.
While the industries are now barred from working with anyone inside Russia, professional enablers of financial secrecy in states like Wyoming and Alaska have opposed proposals to increase transparency.