OCCRP Co-Founders Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu will talk about trends in the world of illicit money flows in a webinar on December 14.
Read more: Crypto, SLAPPs, and Dark Money: OCCRP’s Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu Discuss the Year Ahead in...
In the aftermath of a “disastrous” European court ruling, we explain why journalists — and the public — need access to corporate ownership registries.
Read more: Beneficial Ownership Data is Critical in the Fight Against Corruption
For more than a decade, HS Timber Group required its Romanian timber suppliers to deliver extra wood for free without recording it, netting the Austrian company an estimated $34 million of unofficial timber.
Read more: Eastern Europe’s Biggest Wood Processor Demanded Free Timber From Suppliers For Years
Banks often help each other carry out cross-border transactions using a system known as correspondent banking. The process is central to the global financial system, but it also opens up loopholes exploited by criminals, sanctions dodgers, and corrupt politicians.
Read more: FAQ: What is Correspondent Banking?
Every day, forty-six year-old Dia walks into the jungle to seek exhausting, dangerous and precarious work in the diamond pits that pockmark the landscape of Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone.
If he is lucky, he will dig for up to 10 hours in knee-deep mud to receive US$2-3 at the end of the day.
Artisanal diamond mine on the outskirts of Koidu. (Photo: Josef Skrdlik/OCCRP)
Read more: Duplicity and Destitution: How Sierra Leone’s Artisanal Diamonds Fail to Benefit Local Communities
The head of the village appears to have abused a new land-titling system intended to help illiterate farmers, using it to take control of a chunk of former state land for himself, according to an investigation by iFact.
Plots of land in Duzagrama under the control of Mukhtar Ismayilov. (Photo: ifact.ge)
Read more: Unwitting Wealth: How a Local Official Scooped up a Georgian Village
Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are meant to silence, intimidate, and financially burden journalists and media organizations. We’re fighting back.
Read more: Battling 41 “SLAPP” Cases, OCCRP Network Launches In-House Legal Defense Fund
Last Friday, tens of thousands of Lebanese viewers watched in horror as a businessman collapsed live on air during a video interview with two prominent investigative journalists.
Protesters demonstrating against the drop in value of the Lebanese pound and the economic crisis facing the country burn tires in Beirut, Lebanon, in March 2021. (Photo: Hussein Kassir/Alamy Stock Photo)
Read more: Opinion: Assigning the Real Blame in a Lebanese Tragedy
Rwandan dissidents have claimed that President Paul Kagame has used dirty tactics to go after his critics abroad. Now, a classified FBI report obtained by OCCRP confirms that Rwanda has been conducting “poison pen” operations on American soil for years.
Read more: Rwanda Fed False Intelligence to U.S. and Interpol As It Pursued Political Dissidents Abroad
A senior police official in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina threatened to rip a journalist’s throat out. Widely hailed as a war hero, Zoran Čegar has spent years in top positions despite repeated scandals, pointing to a pervasive culture of impunity.
Barely restrained by his own lawyer, Čegar lunges at a CIN journalist outside Dubrovnik’s Municipal Courthouse. (Photo: CIN)
Read more: Violent Threats Against Journalists Point to Lingering Impunity in Bosnian Police