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.
ICIJ and partners uncovered hidden links between Canada’s Paper Excellence and troubled Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper.
Court documents filed as part of the Swedish company's $206 million plea agreement reveal how Ericsson lawyers and employees withheld information from U.S. prosecutors, including details about its operations in ISIS-held areas of Iraq.
U.S. prosecutors say Ericsson didn’t fully disclose evidence of possible serious misconduct in Iraq until the telecom firm learned that ICIJ and its partners were about to publish an investigation.
The charges stem from bank accounts linked to Vladimir Putin’s childhood friend Sergei Roldugin, whose web of offshore companies was first revealed in the Panama Papers.
The American Bankers Association’s criticism is the latest setback for the U.S. Treasury as it attempts to set up a company ownership database.
The anti-corruption commission and other government agencies are looking into the offshore assets of a former finance minister and his family, as well as others named in ICIJ’s 2021 investigation.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the public interest in leaking the data showing how multinationals spirited profits to the tiny nation outweighed the detrimental effect.
Horacio Cartes and Ricardo Martinelli’s offshore dealings were featured in ICIJ’s Pandora Papers.
Three years after Luanda Leaks exposed how Africa’s wealthiest woman created a shell empire to move tainted billions, the billionaire and her financial advisers continue to be dogged by investigations.
France and Belgium have both now opened parliamentary inquiries into Uber Files revelations about the secret tactics behind the ride-hailing giant’s global expansion.
Negotiations remain ongoing for final adoption of the “Unshell” directive, while tax justice activists say it may be too “weak” to effectively stop tax abuses.
After receiving questions from journalists, governments announced the termination and reviews of honorary consuls tied to controversies or accused of wrongdoing.
Over the last 12 months, the newsroom behind the world’s biggest journalism collaborations put out more deep-dive global exposés than ever before.
The company twice violated a $1 billion deferred prosecution deal with the Justice Department that allowed it to avoid criminal charges for an international bribery scheme.
French authorities are looking into the former finance minister’s Moroccan tax residency status as part of a broader probe targeting 200 people named in the ICIJ investigation, Le Monde reported.
The Swedish telecom company has been sued by investors and investigated by authorities since the Ericsson List investigation.
Lawmakers are hopeful that the legislation, introduced last year in the wake of the Pandora Papers, will be passed through alternative means.
Authorities around the world launch probes and propose overhauls following ICIJ and ProPublica's Shadow Diplomats investigation.
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.