Politics

US Presidential Hopeful Wants Hearing into ‘Appalling Abuses’ of Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 26, 2019

Cory Booker is the third U.S. Senator to demand answers about the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. detention centers following Solitary Voices.

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime
Douglas Dalby and Zshekinah Collier · June 17, 2019

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.

Senior US Lawmaker Calls for Investigation into Solitary Confinement
Ben Hallman · May 24, 2019

Following Solitary Voices, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has called the immigration agency’s use of solitary confinement “inhumane” and “un-American.”

‘Get them all out!’ The Panama Papers connections to Algeria’s latest revolution
Will Fitzgibbon · May 2, 2019

Our Algerian member Lyas Hallas’ was the sole reporter in the country for the Panama Papers. But his reporting is still having an impact.

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.

‘You have a wallet, right?’: Rutger Bregman on his Davos moment, and taxation ‘hypocrisy’
Razzan Nakhlawi · April 22, 2019

After Bregman’s taxation rant at the World Economic Forum blew up, we sat down to talk tax hikes on the super-rich.

Amy Klobuchar’s Implant Industry Support Complicates Her Pro-Consumer Reputation
Spencer Woodman, Sydney P. Freedberg and Amy Forliti · February 28, 2019

The U.S. presidential hopeful has championed legislation that critics say could put medical device patients at risk.

Britain Considers Medical Implants Registry to Improve Patient Safety
Simon Bowers · February 21, 2019

The call for a new register comes after the Implant Files exposed weaknesses in the regulation of medical devices implanted in patients across Europe.

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.

Court rules MEPs’ expense spending to remain secret
Will Fitzgibbon · September 27, 2018

European parliamentarians who receive tens of millions of dollars in public money through a secretive expenses system won’t have to reveal how they spend it, a European court ruled.