Investigative reporting

Probed, sacked and ignored: how countries reacted to West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2019

The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent.

The Trader, the Preacher, and the journalist
Simon Bowers · May 14, 2019

Karlijn Kuijpers, a freelance investigative journalist in the Netherlands, talks about her reporting that has taken a detailed look at the impact of corporate behavior — and it has made uncomfortable reading for some in her home country.

The Panama Papers in Ecuador: not even an earthquake could stop their reporting
Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 25, 2019

When the Panama Papers broke in Ecuador, then president Rafael Correa encouraged the public to find the reporters and force them to hand over the documents.

Panama Papers was 'simply too big for one news outlet'
Simon Bowers · April 18, 2019

Three years ago, German investigative journalists Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier received a record-breaking trove of leaked data from a source going by the pseudonym John Doe.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Crack More Panama Papers Stories
Marina Walker Guevara · March 25, 2019

A new partnership between journalists and machine learning scientists aims to enhance the investigative reporting process. Here’s what we learned so far.

Troika Laundromat reveals Russian bank’s $8.8b offshore scheme
Will Fitzgibbon · March 4, 2019

Politicians, criminals and members of the Russian elite, including President Vladimir Putin’s friend, funneled billions of dollars through a hidden banking network, a new investigation found.

Datashare: Help test and improve our latest journalism tool
Will Fitzgibbon · February 5, 2019

Our data team are looking for people to test our latest collaborative journalism tool: Datashare.

Turkish Journalist Sentenced To Prison Over Paradise Papers’ Investigation
Fergus Shiel · January 8, 2019

An Istanbul court has sentenced ICIJ member Pelin Ünker to imprisonment for 13 months after being found to have defamed her nation’s former prime minister and two of his sons.

A reporting lesson: ‘Take a chance and show up’
Scilla Alecci · January 7, 2019

Journalist Scilla Alecci went to India to report on Medtronic for the Implant Files and despite monsoon conditions, she makes some interesting discoveries.

How ICIJ Used Machine Learning Algorithms To Help Find Medical Device Issues
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Rigoberto Carvajal · December 19, 2018

Using algorithms and careful analysis, ICIJ screened millions of records and found cases where patients had died, but the incident hadn’t been reported as a death.