Press freedom

Turkish journalist spared jail for Paradise Papers investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · May 6, 2019

Investigative reporter Pelin Ünker will avoid prison after an appeals court dismissed a defamation claim brought by the sons of Turkey’s former prime minister.

Standing Together for Press Freedom
Scilla Alecci and Gerard Ryle · May 3, 2019

On World Press Freedom Day 2019, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists director Gerard Ryle talks about the importance of press freedom.

‘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 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.

Finnish Panama Papers Reporters Welcome Press Freedom Victory
Douglas Dalby · March 28, 2019

Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has vindicated the refusal of public broadcaster Yle and its journalists to hand over documents contained in the Panama Papers to the country’s tax authorities.

Journalist flees Nicaragua but vows to continue reporting
Sasha Chavkin · January 23, 2019

ICIJ member Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled Nicaragua amid a series of escalating attacks against his newsroom by the Ortega regime.

Turkish Journalist Sentenced To Prison Over Paradise Papers’ Investigation
Fergus Shiel · January 8, 2019

An Istanbul court has sentenced ICIJ member Pelin Ünker to imprisonment for 13 months after being found to have defamed her nation’s former prime minister and two of his sons.

Independent Russian magazine spared extinction by readers covering mammoth ‘political’ fine
Will Fitzgibbon · November 14, 2018

Supporters of one of Russia’s last independent media outlets have raised more than $373,000 to pay a court-imposed penalty widely seen as politically motivated.

‘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.