OCCRP Welcomes 15 New Member Centers to its Global Network

Independent Media Outlets from Latin America to the South Pacific Hold Power to Account.

In the face of rising costs and continued threats to independent media around the world, OCCRP is welcoming 15 new member centers and one regional partner to its global network. With the addition of these new outlets, OCCRP now has 67 member centers around the world, as well as four regional partners, which are networks of reporters we regularly collaborate with on investigations.

Member Centers Announcement

On World Press Freedom Day, OCCRP Presses for Release of Partners in Kyrgyzstan

Journalists connected to anti-corruption outlet Temirov Live remain in jail and under house arrest.

Kyrgyzstan authorities should drop charges against 11 current and former staff of anti-corruption investigative outlet Temirov Live and release them from jail and house arrest.

Freekyrgyz ProjectEleven journalists from Kyrgyzstan have been charged by the authorities with “inciting mass unrest.” Clockwise from top left: 1) Zhumabek Turdaliyev 2) Tynystan Asypbek 3) Aike Beishekeyeva 4) Aktilek Kaparov 5) Zhoodar Buzumov 6) Azamat Ishenbekov 7) Saparbek Akunbekov 8) Maksat Tazhibek 9) Makhabat Tazhibek 10) Saipidin Sultanaliyev 11) Akyl Orozbekov. (Image credit: James O’Brien)

Dangerous Judicial Ruling Against OCCRP Member Center in North Macedonia Erodes Protection for Independent Media

November 10, 2023 - A civil court in Skopje, North Macedonia has ruled against OCCRP member center Investigative Reporting Lab (IRL) and its editor in chief, Saska Cvetkovska, in a defamation case brought by businessman Kocho Angjushev. The court ordered IRL and Cvetkovska to pay €1 in damages, as well as both sides' legal costs.

IRL Editor-in-Chief Saska Cvetkovska gives a statementIRL Editor-in-Chief Saska Cvetkovska (center) gives a statement in front of the court after the ruling. She is accompanied by representatives of press freedom media organizations and the Association of Journalists of Macedonia. Photo: Аssociation of Journalists of Macedonia.

Indian Journalists Targeted with State Intimidation and Spyware

Since OCCRP published an investigation in August that uncovered potentially controversial shareholders in India’s third-largest conglomerate, reporters who worked on the story have been targeted with state intimidation and surveillance attempts.

OCCRP partner journalistsOCCRP partner journalists Ravi Nair and Anand Mangnale.

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