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.
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.
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.