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.
Nov 28, 2023
The ICIJ-led investigation exposed serious flaws in the multi-billion-dollar global medical device industry, including patchwork regulation and oversight gaps worldwide.
Nov 23, 2023
During a debate called in response to ICIJ's latest investigation, one parliamentarian said it showed how the entire European bloc was turning into a “gangster’s paradise.”
Nov 22, 2023
Advocates celebrated the resolution as a key step toward better representation for developing countries, but warned wealthy countries against further attempts to delay the much-needed reforms.
Nov 15, 2023
European lawmakers called to fix “weak link” in the bloc’s financial system in response to ICIJ’s investigation, while sales of books by a Kremlin-friendly German journalist have been halted.
Nov 08, 2023
Investigations by ICIJ partners and others have previously linked Paper Excellence to Asia Pulp & Paper, a Chinese-Indonesian forestry company accused of deforestation and human rights abuses.
Oct 12, 2023
US Treasury Department removes ‘escape hatch’ for criminals from beneficial ownership reporting form
The draft disclosure form — panned by lawmakers and transparency advocates alike — previously included options for entities to check “unknown” when reporting ownership information to FinCEN.
Oct 06, 2023
One of the sculptures — a striking stone portrait of Vishnu stolen from a shrine in the ’80s — was gifted to the museum in 1995 and identified decades later by online sleuths.
Oct 03, 2023
Investigators worldwide continue to open ‘Pandora’s Box’ to pursue criminals identified in Pandora Papers two years after ICIJ’s landmark investigation
The Pandora Papers exposed the financial secrets of powerful people in more than 100 countries, leading to a worldwide crackdown on tax dodgers, money launderers and the white-collar professionals who enable them.
Sep 13, 2023
The agency has dedicated a team to uncovering oligarchs’ assets stashed in South Dakota’s secretive trusts, which ICIJ’s Pandora Papers revealed are popular with bad actors seeking to anonymously hide wealth.
Sep 12, 2023
Billionaire George Lindemann showcased his collection of Khmer treasures and passed them on to his children. But investigations by ICIJ and others traced many of his prized antiquities back to pillaged sacred sites.
Sep 07, 2023
The pretrial detention of banking and media tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky comes as Ukraine pledges to root out corruption.
Jul 24, 2023
The French star is accused of concealing a hefty donation from a Senegalese businessman and using an offshore company to funnel more than 100,000 euros to an unknown beneficiary.
Jul 20, 2023
The incoming director of the federal financial crimes unit faces an uphill battle to deliver reforms to thwart illicit money flows amid warnings the agency’s corporate ownership database is not fit for purpose.
Jul 18, 2023
One year after the global investigation, a parliamentary report has painted a damning picture of Uber’s early business practices and its close ties with French powerbrokers.
Jun 29, 2023
Authorities in the state of Hesse have reportedly already started flagging “cases worthy of examination” in a dataset that includes more than 10 million files.
Jun 23, 2023
Douglas Latchford’s estate agreed to forfeit the money and return a 7th-century statue. Relics tied to the accused smuggler remain in museums and private collections around the world.
Jun 21, 2023
A newly-adopted parliamentary report on ICIJ's 2021 investigation highlighted concerning issues, from inequality in financial systems to the need to protect journalists and whistleblowers.
Jun 19, 2023
The daughter of Angola’s former authoritarian president siphoned 52.6 million euros from Angola’s state oil company into a business she controlled.
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Jun 13, 2023
The agency sent letters to hundreds of people implicated in ICIJ’s 2021 investigation, calling on them to “be honest” about their offshore assets or face consequences.
Jun 05, 2023
Paper Excellence claims to be owned by one individual. But as questions swirl about his whereabouts, Canadian lawmakers weigh their options.
May 31, 2023
Dara Khosrowshahi disavowed the aggressive tactics revealed in the Uber Files but dismissed an EU plan to improve conditions for platform workers.
May 23, 2023
Seven years after the Panama Papers, the country sees a dramatic decrease in corporate registrations
A new study shows registrations going down and dissolutions going up in Panama
May 23, 2023
Formed after the ICIJ’s Deforestation Inc. probe, the interagency group will coordinate with other governments to combat trafficking in wood linked to environmental crimes and human rights abuses.
May 12, 2023
The revelations mirror Deforestation Inc. findings from around the world, which showed how auditing firms hired as environmental verifiers often ignore or fail to identify serious transgressions by their clients.
May 11, 2023
In response to scandals and stolen art seizures, the Met plans to scour its own collections for looted artifacts
The museum’s plan includes hiring a four-person team — led by a new “manager of provenance” — to root out suspect works among the Met’s many treasures with a view to returning them.