Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is a man who likes a comfortable home.
Azerbaijan hopes to dazzle the world with the first-ever European Games, opening with a lavish ceremony in Baku.
As journalists from across Europe descend on the oil-rich state, President Ilham Aliyev is banking on them to show the ancient city’s transformation to a 21st century playground.
When Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova was jailed in Baku last December on trumped-up charges, her colleagues believed the real reason for her incarceration was her reporting on rapacious business deals involving the family and friends of President Ilham Aliyev.
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have teamed together for astounding cross-border investigations, such as OCCRP’s work on money laundering or ICIJ’s offshore leak projects. OCCRP has even incubated its own tools, such as VIS, Investigative Dashboard and Overview.Over the past few years we have seen the huge potential of data and document mining in investigative journalism. Tech savvy networks of journalists such as the
OCCRP launches “Killers Inc.,” an independently produced investigative documentary solely produced by OCCRP staff. The film is the result of a two-year, multi-country investigation examining a violent feud between businessmen connected to the Kremlin, and the criminal groups and assassins-for-hire tasked with settling their scores.
The Montenegro-based Dusko Jovanovic Foundation is appealing for applicants to its international investigative journalism award.
A puff piece in the Washington Times says we should enfold tolerant Azerbaijan in a friendly hug. But, writes OCCRP's Rosemary Armao, Rep. Dan Burton's article is an affront to the people of Azerbaijan, who suffer increasingly under a repressive regime
Vladimir Putin has been named the 2014 Person of the Year by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an award given annually to the person who does the most to enable and promote organized criminal activity.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,
It’s been a year to remember at OCCRP, though in many ways a hard year - and for some of us, a dangerous year as well. Our thoughts are with our reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who will see the dawning of 2015 from an Azerbaijani jail cell. We’ve had to fight off multiple lawsuits and a few of our reporters have had to make midnight runs to escape detention. To our colleagues and friends in prison, and to those who still face legal harassment, we wish them all a better new year.
By The Center for Investigative Reporting
The Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN), an OCCRP partner organization, is marking the 10th anniversary of its work. Around 880 stories on various subjects were published during the past decade. Some of the stories have had deep impact on the society and others led law enforcement agencies to file criminal complaints or indictments.