On paper, the largest country to emerge from the break-up of socialist Yugoslavia is a candidate for EU membership. On the ground, opposition politicians say, Serbia’s democratic credentials are hanging by a thread. With evidence mounting of massive irregularities in the latest election, calls for ‘reform’ may be missing the point.
Read more: As Europe Urges ‘Reform’ in Serbia, Local Election Observers Point to State Machinery Behind Vote...
Almost 2,000 Kenyans living around Fresh Del Monte’s pineapple plantation accuse guards of brutal violence. Four bodies were found on the multinational fruit company’s land over Christmas.
Read more: Bitter Fruit: Kenyans Sue Pineapple Producer for Alleged Torture and Murder
The scheme takes advantage of lighter sanctions against Russia’s closest economic partners.
Read more: In 'False Transit' Loophole, Russia’s War Machine Is Supplied Through Kazakh Companies and...
Amid a widening crackdown on the free press in Kyrgyzstan, a local court on Friday ordered OCCRP’s award-winning local member center Kloop Media to be shut down.
A few of the major investigations OCCRP and Kloop have collaborated on. (Image credits: James O'Brien / NEXT TV / Tatarstan.ru, Svetlana Tiourina)
Read more: Independent Media Under Attack in Kyrgyzstan as Court Shuts Down OCCRP Member Center Kloop Media
Research will help anti-corruption community press for accountability.
A selection of OCCRP investigations that show the role of professional enablers in facilitating high-risk transactions. (Image credit: James O’Brien, David Istvan)
Read more: OCCRP Partners with Leading U.K. Universities to Analyze the Professional Enablers of Corruption
Armen Sarkissian's family owns five previously unreported properties in and around London.
Read more: U.K. Offshore Ownership Registry Reveals Luxury Properties Owned By Armenian Ex-President’s Family
Fresh off his latest victory against neighboring Armenia, President Ilham Aliyev is sweeping Azerbaijan clean of any organized opposition. As investigative journalists, whistleblowers, and activists languish in jail, Aliyev is brushing off Western criticism — and looking elsewhere for allies.
Read more: ‘Total Control’: Azerbaijan’s Jails Fill With Journalists and Dissidents as Election Approaches
Mei Lin is a prominent member of Papua New Guinea’s business community, with ties to influential locals. She’s also allegedly a key player in an audacious drug trafficking plot.
Read more: China-Born Businesswoman Charged Over Meth Flight Built a Web of Influence in Papua New Guinea
After their home outside Gaza City was flattened by Israeli bombardment, Rasha Ibrahim and her family fled south, hoping to seek refuge in neighboring Egypt.
The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on November 1, 2023. (Photo: Yasser Qdeih)
Read more: ‘Only Those With Money Can Leave’: Gazans Pay Thousands to Escape Through Egypt
Guatemala’s Attorney General María Consuelo Porras wins OCCRP’s 2023 Person of the Year award, which singles out those who wreak havoc around the world through organized crime and corruption.
Read more: OCCRP Names María Consuelo Porras 2023 “Person of the Year” in Organized Crime and Corruption