Press freedom

Murdered reporter colleague fears a chill in Slovakia
Fergus Shiel · May 24, 2018

Czech journalist Pavla Holcova details what it was like to be interrogated by Slovakian police following the murder of her friend and fellow journalist Jan Kuciak.

Why We Decided To Dig Into West Africa’s Offshore Links
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

Through the power of collaborative reporting, ICIJ and its partners have been able to shed new light on the impact of tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption in West Africa.

ICIJ member a victim of ‘data-breach’ rocking Irish media
Fergus Shiel · May 17, 2018

Sam Smyth explains how events have left him feeling ‘betrayed’ and ‘sickened’, fearing for the anonymity of his sources and dismayed over media freedom in his homeland.

At the heart of Hungary’s battle for democracy: journalism
Dean Starkman · May 7, 2018

The story of Hungary’s latest Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a media story.  His rise was built on it. His consolidated power rests on it.

Journalist Andras Petho on fighting Hungary’s powerful ‘propaganda machine’
Petra Blum · May 7, 2018

The Hungarian government is waging war on the press. Here’s how ICIJ member Andras Petho is responding.

ICIJ partners and Appleby agree to settlement
Fergus Shiel · May 4, 2018

Law firm Appleby has ended its legal action against the the Guardian and the BBC over their roles in the Paradise Papers investigation.

Press freedom slides as journalists face growing threats around the world
Sasha Chavkin · May 3, 2018

Hostility towards the media is spreading from dictatorships to democracies, encouraged by Trump’s and other leaders’ attacks on ‘fake news’, according to the 2018 World Press Freedom Index.

Dominican Republic journalist faces murder mastermind threats
Fergus Shiel · April 11, 2018

Investigative journalist Alicia Ortega Hasbun has been threatened by an inmate sharing a jail cell with an alleged drug lord convicted this week as the mastermind in the murder of another journalist.

Cross-border collaboration: the antidote to censorship and press intimidation in Thailand
Scilla Alecci · March 8, 2018

ICIJ’s Thai member Prangtip Daoreung believes the best way to fight for press freedom is to work collaboratively, across borders.

Five digital security tools to protect your work and sources
Spencer Woodman · January 29, 2018

Here are five of the most commonly, easy-to-use, recommended security tools to keep your work, and your sources, safe.