Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv.
In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for law enforcement to find and punish those behind the attack, but authorities have so far been unable to solve the case.
For over nine months, reporters from OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info conducted their own investigation, both into the murder and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts.
In exclusive footage and interviews, the film reveals crucial information about the night and morning of the killing that never found its way into the official investigation – and asks why.
The fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teenagers — they involved ultra-partisan American writers, including a GOP candidate for Nevada's State Assembly. Security agencies are also probing possible connections to Russia.
The original Panama Papers investigation revealed how Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, used offshore companies to maintain control of his candy empire — in contradiction of his official statements. A new leak of files shows how his lawyers scrambled to protect him behind the scenes as the publication date approached.