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FAQ: The EU Ruling on Ownership Transparency and What It Means for Journalists

In late 2022, the European Union's top court struck a major blow to ownership transparency. What does it mean for journalists and anti-corruption campaigners?
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OCCRP Names Yevgeny Prigozhin 2022 “Person of the Year” in Organized Crime and Corruption

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Ex-FIFA Executive Jack Warner Financed “Election Engineering” Campaign in Trinidad

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