Investigative reporting

Covering the coronavirus amid misinformation and scared sources
Emilia Díaz-Struck, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · May 7, 2020

Journalists reporting on the coronavirus from Hungary to Chile are not only faced with the risk of contagion. They share their stories.

Hostile leaders and hidden data: Press Freedom challenges in 2020
Will Fitzgibbon, Emilia Díaz-Struck, Scilla Alecci and 2 more · May 3, 2020

We asked our global network of reporters to share with you the unvarnished realities of their lives to mark World Press Freedom Day 2020.

Read the Luanda Leaks documents
Will Fitzgibbon and Mago Torres · January 19, 2020

We’ve published emails, contracts, organizational charts, meeting videos, loan agreements and more from our investigation into Isabel dos Santos.

How global collaboration can be a shield against litigation
David Leigh · October 30, 2019

When HSBC’s lawyers faced off against reporters prior to the publication of the Swiss Leaks investigation, their initial approach was to make legal threats.

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.
Spencer Woodman · September 23, 2019

I wanted to shed light on the future use of solitary confinement, but instead, I got a hefty envelope from a private law firm.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

I’m a Stubborn, Headstrong, Obsessive Know-It-All. If I Can Collaborate, You Can, Too.
Ben Hallman · September 5, 2019

Five years ago, against my reporter instincts, I agreed to collaborate with ICIJ. That decision changed my career, and the way I think about journalism. 

Five ways we can seize journalism’s ‘hot mess’ moment
Marina Walker Guevara · August 30, 2019

What a dance class at Stanford taught me about destabilization, chaos, and journalism.

Panama Papers FAQ: All You Need to Know About The 2016 Investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · August 21, 2019

So you’ve heard about Steven Soderbergh’s movie The Laundromat. But what are Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers?

Top tips and tricks for going global with FOI
Karrie Kehoe · July 16, 2019

Freedom of Information requests are powerful weapons in the arsenal of a canny reporter. Here are some tips to help you launch a global FOI project.