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  • 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

  • OCCRP At The Heart of the Global Debate on Corruption

    In forums from London to New York to the San Francisco Bay, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is playing a significant role in the global discussion regarding international crime and corruption. Senior representatives from the organization have shared their insights on the sophisticated criminal structures behind illicit financial flows recently as world leaders discussed possible measures to combat corruption.

  • OCCRP’s Miranda Patrucic Wins 2016 Knight International Award

    Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) regional editor Miranda Patrucic has won this year's prestigious Knight International Award. Given by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the award acknowledges excellent reporting that has had major impact.

  • OCCRP denounces media repression on World Press Freedom Day

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    With one partner journalist in jail, an online TV channel fighting off criminal charges and collaborators facing daily harassment, surveillance and character assassination in Mafia-friendly media outlets, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) took a pause on World Press Freedom Day to touch base with member news organizations for their reflections.

  • The Panama Papers: The World Reacts

    The Panama Papers are provoking a tsunami of reaction on social media and on headlines across the globe. The impact ranges from debates among readers, to officials at the center of stories, to governments, prosecutors and law enforcement authorities.

  • ICIJ/OCCRP Panama Papers project yields unprecedented access to high level offshore corruption

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    One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals the secretive offshore companies used to hide wealth, evade taxes and commit fraud by the world's dictators, business tycoons and criminals.

  • The Faces of Romanian Extremism

    the-faces-of-romanian-extremismThey are few but they are vocal. They are religious and march with icons by they also wear military clothes. They love God, but hate war refugees and minorities. They believe they defend their country, but regularly flout its laws.

  • Ukraine: Suspicion Over Construction Project For War Veterans

    A Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) project to give apartments to families of war veterans has come under fire, with critics calling it  a “business project that uses servicemen as a smokescreen,” according to theKyiv Post.

  • Albania: Drug Destructions Could Mark the Fall of ‘Cannabis Kingdom’

    Nearly all the cannabis plants being grown in Albania have now been destroyed, officials said Wednesday.

  • EU Approves Use of Force Against Trafficking Boats in International Waters

    The European Union (EU) member states approved a plan on Monday to allow military action against human traffickers in the Mediterranean, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP).

  • Uzbekistan: More Karimova Associates Arrested in Corruption Probe

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has reported that Uzbek authorities have arrested nine more suspects in their investigation into corruption surrounding Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov’s daughter, Gulnara Karimova.

  • Uzbekistan: US Seeks to Seize $1 Billion of Assets in Karimova Corruption Probe

    The US is reportedly seeking to seize US$ 1 billion in European assets as part of investigation into alleged corruption between three major telecoms companies and Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan. 

  • OCCRP Reporters and Partners Honored With EU Investigative Journalism Prize

    DSC 5996Saska Cvetkovska, center left, with the ambassador to the EU delegation in Macedonia, Aivo Orav, center rightOCCRP journalists Saska Cvetkovska and Pavla Holcova have been awarded the European Union investigative journalism prize for 2014’s best investigative story from Macedonia.

  • OCCRP Reporter, Two Partners Win Georgia Prizes

    OCCRP reporter Nino Bakradze was among six Republic of Georgia journalists who were honored in the fourth annual Josh Friedman Excellence in Investigative Journalism contest Tuesday.

  • OCCRP, global reporters release first “Khadija Project” stories

    Ilham-AliyevWhen 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.

  • Deploying data mining in cross-border investigative journalism

    dataminingOver 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 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.

  • OCCRP Wins Special Award at the European Press Prize

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    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has been honored by the European Press Prize (EPP) as a “force for good” in independent journalism, with the panel of judges giving the organization a special prize for achievement.

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