Articles by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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Pandora Papers: An Offshore Data Tsunami
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

3 Oct 2021 – The ICIJ spent more than a year structuring, researching and analyzing the more than 11.9 million records in the 2.94 terabyte Pandora Papers leak: over 330 politicians, 130 Forbes billionaires, celebrities, fraudsters, drug dealers, royal family members, and leaders of religious groups. The task involved journalists, technology and time.

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From Colonization to Kleptocracy: A History of Angola and Isabel dos Santos
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

5 Feb 2020 – Our visual explainer shows you how Africa’s richest woman rose amid a country divided by war and rich in natural resources. Born in 1973 in Azerbaijan, Isabel is the only child of José Eduardo dos Santos, then an exiled guerrilla fighter, and Tatiana Kukanova, a Russian, whom the future Angolan president met while studying petroleum engineering at the Azerbaijan Oil Academy in Baku. The marriage didn’t last, and Isabel was raised by her mother, spending some time in Luanda and her teen and young-adult years in London, where she attended the exclusive St. Paul’s girls’ school.

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Read the Luanda Leaks Documents
Will Fitzgibbon and Mago Torres | International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

19 Jan 2020 – We’ve published emails, contracts, organizational charts, meeting videos, loan agreements and more from our investigation into Isabel dos Santos.

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Luanda Leaks: How Africa’s Richest Woman Exploited Family Ties, Shell Companies and inside Deals to Build an Empire
Sydney P. Freedberg, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon, Douglas Dalby and Delphine Reuter - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 20 Jan 2020

19 Jan 2020 – Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people, Luanda Leaks reveals. She spun a story the world wanted to believe: a self-made billionaire who had risen in a male-dominated business world in an African country ravaged by civil war and poverty.

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Nicaragua’s Media Uprising Challenges President Ortega
Sasha Chavkin – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ, 3 Sep 2018

As Ortega’s repression grows increasingly brutal, the local media has become more collaborative and independent.

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Europe Responds: ‘If the law allows this, we need to change the law.’
Cecile S. Gallego – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 11 Dec 2017

28 Nov 2017 – A European Parliament committee has grilled Paradise Papers reporters as members grapple with how to claw back millions being lost to new, elaborate tax-reducing maneuvers.

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Wealth Inequality ‘Crisis’ as Richest 1 Percent Account for Half the World’s Wealth
Spencer Woodman – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 20 Nov 2017

14 Nov 2017 – The world’s top 1 percent held 45.5 percent of all household wealth in 2000. Now, they hold 50.1 percent, according to Credit Suisse’s annual Global Wealth Report. The report highlights that Ultra High Net Worth Individuals – people who are worth more than $50 million – as being the driving force behind the gap. This group of wealth holders has grown five-fold since 2000.

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About the Paradise Papers Investigation
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2017

5 Nov 2017 – The Paradise Papers is a global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files from a combination of offshore service providers and the company registries of some of the world’s most secretive countries. The files were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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New Panama Papers: Secret Offshore Deals Deprive Africa of Billions in Natural Resource Dollars
Will Fitzgibbon - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 1 Aug 2016

New Panama Papers Series Exposes Secret Deals in Africa – Politicians and mining, oil and gas interests benefit from secrecy and dubious multimillion-dollar transfers.

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Offshore Leaks Database
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Find out who’s behind almost 320,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations.

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Spies and Shadowy Allies Lurk in Secret with Help from Offshore Firm
Will Fitzgibbon - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-ICIJ, 11 Apr 2016

Firm helps CIA operatives and other characters — real or fanciful — from the world of espionage set up offshore companies to obscure their dealings.
• Spy chiefs, secret agents and alleged CIA contractors among those to use offshore companies
• Secret agents used offshore companies to, among other things, own golf courses
• Octopussy, Goldfinger, SkyFall, GoldenEye, Moonraker among offshore company names used by Mossack Fonseca

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Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption: The Panama Papers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-ICIJ – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2016

3 Apr 2016 – Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens.

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Explore the Panama Papers Key Figures
Rigoberto Carvajal, Mar Cabra, Álvaro Ortiz and Fernando Blat - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-ICIJ, 4 Apr 2016

3 Apr 2016 – The 2.6 terabyte trove of data at the core of this investigation contains nearly 40 years of records, and includes information about more than 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions. Read more about the data and our methodology.

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Bathed in Blood – Evicted and Abandoned in Honduras
Sasha Chavkin - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 15 Jun 2015

World Bank’s Business-Lending Arm Backed Palm Oil Producer amid Deadly Land War

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Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators, Traffickers, Criminals, Arms Dealers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Feb 2015

Swiss Leaks is a collaborative investigation that exposes how the Swiss branch of one of the world’s biggest banks, HSBC, profited from doing business with tax dodgers and criminals around the world. Team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities.

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New Leak Reveals Luxembourg Tax Deals for Disney, Koch Brothers Empire
Alison Fitzgerald and Marina Walker Guevara – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 15 Dec 2014

A new leak of confidential documents expands the list of big companies seeking secret tax deals in Luxembourg, exposing tax-saving maneuvers by American entertainment icon The Walt Disney Co., politically controversial Koch Industries Inc. and 33 other companies.

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Rare Insights from Inside Journalism in China: Dai Qing
Dai Qing – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 8 Sep 2014

A self-confessed “accidental” reporter, Dai Qing has been making waves in Chinese media and society for more than three decades with fearless story-telling and outspoken opinions.

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Tracking Cross-Border Weapons Trade with Youtube
Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 25 Aug 2014

How German reporters revealed questionable international export practices of a major German arms manufacturer – and how a YouTube video helped break open the case.

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‘I’m Not a Spy:’ Reporters Reveal Surveillance Fears
Hamish Boland-Rudder - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 11 Aug 2014

U.S. government surveillance programs are scaring away sources, making journalists feel like criminals and spies, and impacting the public’s access to quality news reporting, according to a new report released today [28 Jul 2014].

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Lobbyists Push Use of Deadly Asbestos in Developing Nations
Jim Morris - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 26 Jul 2010

A global network of lobby groups has spent nearly $100 million since the mid-1980s to preserve the international market for asbestos, a known carcinogen that’s taken millions of lives and is banned or restricted in 52 countries, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found in a nine-month investigation. Backed by public and private money and aided by scientists and friendly governments, the groups helped facilitate the sale of 2.2 million tons of asbestos last year, mostly in developing nations. Anchored by the Montreal-based Chrysotile Institute, the network stretches from New Delhi to Mexico City to the city of Asbest in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Its message is that asbestos can be used safely under “controlled” conditions.

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