Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) executive director Paul Radu and lead investigative reporter Miranda Patrucic presented workshops at the April 30-May 5 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.
Reporters Without Borders, a non-profit organization (NGO) focusing on freedom of expression and information, has featured Assen Yordanov and Khadija Ismayilova on their “100 Information Heroes” list.
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) reporters Miranda Patrucic, Paul Radu, and Rosemary Armao conducted trainings at an April 21-23 seminar for the first graduating class of investigative journalism students at Tunisia's Institute of Press and Information Sciences (Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l’Information, IPSI)
Tens of thousands of documents belonging to ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych have been fished out of the lake on his sprawling estate in Mezhygirya Park outside of Kiev.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is one of six finalists for the 2013 European Press Prize’s Investigative Reporting Award, which is given to “the individual or team effort which has done most to unearth facts that the public – and society – has a right to know.”
Studio Monitori journalist and OCCRP partner Nana Naskidashvili’s investigative story “Tabatskuri Lake and the Trouble of Fishermen” has been selected as the best TV story of the year by the Republic of Georgia’s Civil Society Institute.
Dozens of journalists and medical workers covering the street fights and protests in Kiev were injured by rubber bullets and stun grenades fired by police during January.
To show support for their colleagues, the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and the Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost) in Germany are collecting donations for investigative journalists in Ukraine.
OCCRP award acknowledges those who promote Uncivil Society
Extortion and smuggling. Counterfeiting, fraud, and money laundering. Hacking and bribery. Organized crime groups and corrupt persons have been wildly successful in 2013. They have trafficked and enslaved millions of people around the globe, hustled hundreds of billions of dollars through drug sales, corrupted countless persons and further cemented partnerships at the nexus of crime and politics.
Dear friend of OCCRP,
The year 2013 is drawing to a close and if we had known last January what we know today, we would have been both delighted and deeply afraid. It's been an amazing year of successes, tribulations, lawsuits, awards, threats and constant great reporting. But thank God it's over, making this is a good time to recap.