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.
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.
We, the Ukrainian investigative journalists who united around YanukovychLeaks project that saved tens of thousands of documents from the residence of Viktor Yanukovych, are extremely concerned about the events that are taking place around Mezhyhirya now.
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.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has been honored in the very first Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards for “outstanding investigative journalism”.
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 Global Investigative Journalism Conference of 2015 (GIJC 15) will host nearly 1,000 investigative journalists from 100 different countries in Lillehammer, Norway, just north of Oslo, from Oct. 8 to 11.
It’s hard to steal billions and cover your tracks.
In Azerbaijan, a small coterie has done its best, registering businesses in relatives’ names and scattering assets among dozens of offshore companies.
It’s no secret that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s family likes nice houses.
There’s the US$ 25 million London mansion, the properties worth US$ 75 million in Dubai, the millions more invested in the Czech Republic enclave of Karlovy Vary.
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has spent billions on drawing the world’s attention to the European Games in his Caspian seaside capital of Baku.