Meet the Investigators

'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.

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.