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.
OCCRP deplores the use of violence by supporters of the government of Ukraine against Hromadske.TV and OCCRP reporter Dmytro Gnap. Gnap was beaten up by what Hromadske.TV said were paid provocateurs near Mariinsky Park in Central Kyiv. Gnap and fellow journalist Yakiv Lyubchych were attacked and Gnap’s camera was broken and his memory card taken.
Roman Anin, an Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Novaya Gazeta reporter, received the Knight International Journalism Award last night at a ceremony in Washington D.C.
The Knight International Journalism Award is presented by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and recognizes “media professionals who demonstrate a passionate commitment to excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world.”
From corrupt business takeovers to horsemeat scandals, investigative reporters worldwide are using the Investigative Dashboard with award-winning results. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) rolled out the new and improved Investigative Dashboard at the Google Ideas Summit in New York, showcasing the platform's abilities and ambitions in ways that will "take public records to a whole new level," says Google.
In July 2012, MANS (Network for Affirmation of NGO Sector) asked for records from Montenegro’s business registry on behalf of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). It took more than one year to get a response, and when it came, it simply said that the files were no longer available in the registry.