Meet the Investigators

How a women-led news organization is holding the powerful to account in Brazil
Sasha Chavkin · February 11, 2019

Brazil’s Natalia Viana co-founded Agência Pública, a women-led investigative news outlet that focuses on human rights, gender equality and abuses of corporate and government power.

‘Being a truth-teller is the greatest service to society’
Scilla Alecci · January 22, 2019

ICIJ’s Pakistani member Umar Cheema has faced trolls and torture, but that only leaves him more determined to hold the powerful to account.

‘Health is not always sexy for journalists. Why not?’
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2018

Peru’s Fabiola Torres had a deeply personal reason to start reporting on the health industry, but it is her ‘curious’ nature that keeps her going.

‘Every story you do has a miracle in it’
Petra Blum · November 6, 2018

Miranda Patrucic works with young reporters in Central Asia and Azerbaijan to develop their investigative skills.

Data guru Helena Bengtsson seeks justice through spreadsheets
Razzan Nakhlawi · October 9, 2018

Swedish data journalist Helena Bengtsson investigates socioeconomic disparities in schools and housing.

From apartheid to now: Gwen Lister’s fight for truth
Will Fitzgibbon · September 11, 2018

ICIJ founding member Gwen Lister talks about the modern day enemy and fighting apartheid.

How investigative journalism exposed the Swiss tax ‘rip off’
Martha M. Hamilton · August 7, 2018

ICIJ member Oliver Zihlmann is part of a team of investigative reporters working to bring change to one of the most important tax havens in the world.

How spies and investigative reporters think alike
Simon Bowers · July 11, 2018

ICIJ member Kristof Clerix specializes in reporting on intelligence agencies and espionage, and finds his methods are similar to the spies he’s investigating.

'Analyze the footnotes': Why US reporter Margot Williams starts at the end
Spencer Woodman · June 12, 2018

Award-winning reporter Margot Williams has been obsessively researching and reporting on Guantanamo Bay since 2002. Here’s how she does it.

'Doubt, doubt, doubt': Maxime Domegni on successful investigative reporting
Will Fitzgibbon · May 30, 2018

Togolese ICIJ member Maxime Domegni has to work from outside his country, but that doesn’t dampen his investigative spirit.