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  • The Faces of the Victims of Corruption

     Corruption is everywhere. An estimated $1 trillion is paid in bribes and another $2.6 trillion is stolen worldwide every year, according to the United Nations. These incredible sums make up five percent of the world’s economy. And they mostly come out of the pockets of the poorest of the more than seven billion inhabitants of our planet.

  • #GuptaLeaks to be released to journalists worldwide

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    The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Daily Maverick, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism and Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa have launched today an online facility for sharing a large data trove at the centre of an international corruption and money laundering scandal.

  • Paradise Papers

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    The Paradise Papers is a major new leak of documents from two offshore services firms based in Bermuda and Singapore, as well as from 19 corporate registries maintained by governments in secret offshore jurisdictions. The documents were obtained by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which organized a collaborative investigation with dozens of outlets across the world, including the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).​

  • Awards for Sale

    Three years after I investigated bogus international awards sold for thousands of euros, I got invited to pick up mine -- for a small fee of just €4,750.

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  • OCCRP Condemns the Murder of Maltese Reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) strongly condemns the murder of Maltese investigative reporter and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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  • Gold and Chaos in Orinoco

    A joint investigation by Efecto Cocuyo and OCCRP ​explores the Orinoco Mining Arc — the Venezuelan government's controversial attempt to find new sources of wealth — and the devastating effects of the mining on the people who live there.

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  • Statement from OCCRP on Government Attacks on KRIK.rs

    It has come to our attention that members of the current government have launched a smearing campaign against one of the members of our network.

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  • The Azerbaijani Laundromat

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    The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK.

  • Russian Laundromat Investigation Targets Royal Bank of Scotland

    The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) disclosed Friday that it is under investigation by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for suspicions of money laundering "in relation to certain customers."

  • Romanian​ ​Politician Named in Scandal Hits Back at Journalists: “Peace is Over”

    The Bucharest office of RISE Project, an Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) partner, underwent an unannounced inspection by the anti-fraud bureau of Romania’s National Fiscal Agency (ANAF) even as important Romanian politicians threatened the outlet in both public and private.

    Offices from the Romanian Anti-Fraud Authority at the offices of RISE Project, OCCRP's Romanian partner, during a surprise inspection. (Photo: RISE Project)Officers from the Romanian Anti-Fraud Authority at the offices of RISE Project, OCCRP's Romanian partner, during a surprise inspection. (Photo: RISE Project)

  • Report: Ukraine Investigation "Comes up Empty" One Year After Journalist Pavel Sheremet’s Murder

    A special report published Wednesday urges the Ukrainian government to step up its commitment to investigating the July 2016 murder of Pavel Sheremet, a prominent investigative reporter who was killed in Kiev by an improvised explosive device planted under his car.

  • Missing Journalist Sparks Protests, Conflicting Stories

    Authorities in Azerbaijan and Georgia are facing mounting criticism for their possible role in the apparent kidnapping of Afgan Mukhtarli, the Azerbaijani journalist who disappeared from Tbilisi on May 29 and was next seen two days later being led into a Baku courtroom.

    Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli is brought to court in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 31 after disappearing from Tbilisi, Georgia, where he lives. (Photo: Reuters/Aziz Karimov)Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli is brought to court in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 31 after disappearing from Tbilisi, Georgia, where he lives. (Photo: Reuters/Aziz Karimov)

  • The Russian Laundromat: The World Responds

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    Russia’s dirty laundry has been put out to dry by investigative reporters working together across 32 countries in a major project led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta.

  • Agents of Influence

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    Bombardier is a Canadian transportation conglomerate that controls Bombardier Transportation, a Swedish engineering firm and one of the world’s largest producers of railway signaling equipment. Bombardier technology makes the trains run from Eurasia to Latin America, and its globe-spanning business shows no signs of slowing down.

  • LAUNDROMAT: Where did the money go?

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    OCCRP's expose of the Russian Laundromat describes a vast financial fraud scheme that pumped billions of dollars out of Russia. Here's where (some of) the money ended up.

  • LAUNDROMAT: Partner Stories

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    OCCRP's months-long investigation into the vast Russian Laundromat scheme involved dozens of reporters writing for outlets around the world. These are their stories.

  • Media Inquiries

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    We help inform a wide array of audiences on issues we specialize in, providing expertise on organized crime and corruption. Our editors and reporters are specialists in various regions and a diverse set of topics such as the billion-dollar drug smuggling industry, a broad range of organized crime groups, environmental crime, international arms trafficking all the way to global money laundering and grand corruption. You can read more about our editors here.

  • OCCRP ranked 69th in Top 500 World NGOs by NGO Advisor

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has been named 69th on the annual rankings of the Top 500 World NGOs—the highest ranking media/journalism non-governmental organization on the NGO Advisor list.

  • Making a Killing

    Making a KillingCentral and Eastern European governments have directed an unprecedented flow of weapons and ammunition to four key backers of Syria’s armed opposition since the escalation of the bloody civil war in 2012.

  • OCCRP Accepts 2015 IRE Tom Renner Award at Ceremony in New Orleans

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has received the 2015 Tom Renner Award for investigative journalism from the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization at its 2016 conference in New Orleans, LA.

    From left to right: Ola Westerberg, Miranda Patrucic, Joachim Dyfvermark, Drew Sullivan and Lorenzo Di PietroFrom left to right: Ola Westerberg, Miranda Patrucic, Joachim Dyfvermark, Drew Sullivan and Lorenzo Di Pietro

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