OCCRP Concerned by Steps that Compromise Independence of Partner Network Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Recent steps taken by the current leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media compromise the independence of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), a long-standing partner of OCCRP in some of the world’s most challenging environments for independent reporting. OCCRP fears a loss of credibility for RFE/RL could have dire effects for independent journalists and citizens at a historic time for truth and accountability.

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OCCRP and Partners From Kyrgyzstan Win Top U.S. Award for Crime Reporting

A joint team from OCCRP,  RFE/RL's Radio Azattyk, and OCCRP member center Kloop has received the 2019 Tom Renner Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)  for Plunder and Patronage in the Heart of Central Asia, a series of stories that expose a massive outflow of dark money from Kyrgyzstan.

Skoll Award Marks Major Investment to Scale OCCRP's Impact

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has received the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, given to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems — and who are poised to scale that impact. The award includes a $1.5 million core support grant over the next three years.

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OCCRP Condemns Baseless Investigation of Ukraine Member Center Slidstvo.Info

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) condemns last week’s decision by Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs to pursue a baseless pre-trial investigation into our local member center, Slidstvo.Info. Issued in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from the independent media outlet submitted late last year, this decision threatens the right of a free press to access information and inform citizens around the world.

Photo: Harm Joris ten Napel. Photo: Harm Joris ten Napel.

OCCRP-Related Lawsuit Settled

For almost two years, OCCRP has been embroiled in a costly and time-consuming lawsuit brought against Paul Radu, the organization's co-founder, in London by an Azerbaijani businessman and member of parliament, Javanshir Feyziyev. Feyziyev was mentioned in our investigative project on the Azerbaijani Laundromat, a money-laundering network and financial fraud vehicle that moved billions of dollars through shell companies around the world, in his capacity as the one-time director and owner of Avromed, a major pharmaceutical company.

OCCRP journalists and their legal team in London. (Credit: OCCRP)OCCRP journalists and their legal team in London. (Credit: OCCRP)

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