Meet the Investigators

Reporting on corruption in Africa’s ‘shining light of democracy’
Will Fitzgibbon · August 4, 2019

ICIJ member Ntibinyane Ntibinyane shares his experience founding a nonprofit investigative news center and the challenges of reporting in Botswana.

How these veteran Odebrecht investigative reporters uncovered the truth
Sasha Chavkin · July 9, 2019

The Peruvian reporters share their experiences investigating Odebrecht, and what to expect next as the political shockwaves from Odebrecht continue to ripple across Latin America.

Investigative journalists should develop ‘a video state of mind’
Scilla Alecci · June 10, 2019

Yongjin Kim is a veteran broadcast reporter, who has reported in Korea for thirty years and also plays a critical role in developing Korea’s next generation of investigative reporters.

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.

'You have to work to get respect'
Will Fitzgibbon · April 16, 2019

We talk to Sandrine Sawadogo from Burkina Faso about the tough conditions she works in to report on some of the region’s most important stories.

‘Sometimes the back door will get you there faster’: Reporting on the Implant Files
Martha M. Hamilton · March 12, 2019

Meet ICIJ’s Norwegian member Nina Selbo Torset who believes in saying yes to opportunities that pull you out of your comfort zone — and of checking the back door when other doors are closed.

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.