ICIJ has redefined what investigative journalism looks like in the 21st century. We have repeatedly conducted journalistic collaborations so big, so visionary and so aspirational that they are unlike any others in history.
Our Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and FinCEN Files investigations were the biggest cross-border journalism projects ever. They have shaken the establishment and led to public protests, to multiple arrests, sweeping legal reform, and official inquiries in more than 70 countries, and to the resignations of the leaders of Pakistan, Iceland and Malta after allegations of corruption.
We helped bring about the Corporate Transparency Act in the United States, hailed as the biggest anti-corruption measure since the Patriot Act of 2001. Our work has also been credited for helping bring more than 130 countries together to sign a worldwide minimum tax rate as a measure to stop giant corporations avoiding their responsibilities.
Facing international pressure to shed light on shadowy corporate ownership, government plans to reveal who actually owns legal entities.
“John Doe” told German news outlet DER SPIEGEL that he was “astounded” by the success of the investigation, but more needs to be done to clamp down on financial secrecy.
Multiple U.S. government agencies announced new restrictions on dozens of entities and assets in response to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, including Putin’s close friends and allies, as well as yacht brokerages and defense industry companies.
As lawmakers propose unmasking those purchasing New York property through LLCs, recent analysis finds shortcomings in federal oversight of money laundering in the housing market.
As an attorney for the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers was cleared in one case, the justice department announced a money laundering trial against 32 other defendants.
The groundbreaking 2016 investigation was selected from a shortlist of previous British Journalism Award winners from the past 10 years.
Swiss attorney Christoph Zollinger is wanted for his role in controversial decisions by the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The tax haven is the first European Union member to be greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a move that ICIJ member Jacob Borg says has been a long time coming.
The global exposé by ICIJ and BuzzFeed News revealed how a broken U.S.-led enforcement system allows banks to continue to profit from moving trillions in dirty money.
In this special fifth Panama Papers anniversary edition of Meet the Investigators, Iceland's Jóhannes Kristjansson relives an infamous TV interview and shares insights on telling stories from the heart.
The Panama Papers scandal helped create a “snowball effect” of international awareness on how anonymous corporate vehicles can enable tax evasion, corruption, and crime, advocates say.
Five years after the Panama Papers were first published, authorities are still clawing back lost tax dollars and prosecuting wrongdoers exposed by the global investigation.
ICIJ’s massive cross-border investigation remains an influence — and a catchphrase — in politics, business, academia and pop culture, half a decade on.
On the fifth anniversary of the Panama Papers’ launch, experts say there’s been progress in the fight against dirty money — but much more is needed.
How prosecutors patiently launched criminal probes into American tax evaders and their lawyers — and why we may not have seen the last of the Panama Papers investigations.
Keith Schembri, who was also a prominent figure in the police probe into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was denied bail after pleading not guilty to money laundering, corruption, fraud and forgery.
Joachim Alexander von der Goltz repaid the U.S. government more than $230,000 after admitting to financial crimes revealed by the ICIJ investigation.
ICIJ and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice among nominees that also include Committee to Protect Journalists, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The Australian Tax Office obtained an order freezing 11 bank accounts and preventing the sale of three Sydney homes to stop the pair from scattering their wealth beyond authorities’ reach.
The landmark legislation contains several loopholes, exemptions and shortcomings that may become key vulnerabilities in the fight against corruption and financial secrecy, advocates say.
The First Amendment ruling is Mossack Fonseca’s latest legal stumble against the streaming giant.
The long-sought reforms, effectively ending anonymous shell companies, were included in an annual defense spending bill approved by both houses of Congress with veto-proof margins.
Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, the founders of the law firm at the heart of a global investigation on the rogue offshore industry.
The territory’s secrecy rules have long attracted criminals and secretive companies created there have featured in several ICIJ investigations on offshore finance.
The FACTI panel cited ICIJ investigations for bringing financial crimes and tax justice to the world’s attention, but says reform has been slow to come when wrongdoing is exposed.