OCCRP announces 2015 Organized Crime and Corruption ‘Person of the Year’ Award

djukanovic His first real job was as the Prime Minister of Montenegro. He has either been the President or Prime Minister for most of the nearly three decades of his career and the life of his country. While he casts himself as a progressive, pro-Western leader who recently helped his country join NATO and is on track to join the European Union, he has built one of the most dedicated kleptocracies and organized crime havens in the world.

So Long, 2015

end-2015 The challenge of investigative reporting is to always be a little ahead of the game.  The people we write about are very smart, often wealthy and powerful and indubitably ruthless.  I often feel like OCCRP is a tiny sailboat heading into dark, swirling storm clouds on high seas.

Ismayilova to be Honored by Fellowship Offered by OCCRP and RFE/RL

The Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship, a new seven-month program jointly sponsored by OCCRP and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), will support reporting projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia that investigate persons in power and corruption.

OCCRP Wins Global Shining Light Award

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has won first place in this year’s Global Shining Light Award at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) in Norway.

The Making of an Investigative Reporter

khadija info As the $ 8 billion spectacle of the European Games winds down to a close on Friday, the world has gotten a close-up look at the oil-rich nation of Azerbaijan.