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Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”
Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily.
Russia: CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’ Says He Was Ousted
Pavel Durov, the CEO of Russia’s most popular social media site Vkontake (VK), said on Monday that he was ousted by...
Mexico: Councilmen Describe Life of Fear Under Knights Templar
Councilmen from Michoacan have recounted life under a mayor who was in cahoots with Mexico's Knights Templar criminal...
Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials
The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US...
India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin...
Former President Had Big Plans
By Kateryna Kapliuk, Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of...
Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
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Arkan, Bojović Associate Murdered
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How Kurchenko's offshores worked
By Anna Babinets People who used to know young billionaire-in-exile Serhiy...
The Silent Looting of Russia
Dmitry Klyuev (left) and Andrei Pavlov (right) at an OSCE meeting in Monaco, in...
Hungarian Media Law Doomed
19 January 2011 By Tamás Bodoky The widely criticised new Hungarian...
Google is Not Your Friend
  The internet is a powerful tool in the service of investigative...

Menche Tochi Awarded Second Prize for Best Investigative Story in 2013

Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:18
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The Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) awarded the second prize for best investigative story in 2013 to a series of video articles by journalist Menche Atanasova Tochi about pollution emitted by the Feni factory.


Ukraine: OCCRP, Local Reporters Upload Revealing Documents to “Yanukovych Leaks”

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 17:26
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Tens of thousands of documents belonging to ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych have been fished out of the lake on his sprawling estate in Mezhygirya Park outside of Kiev.


OCCRP Nominated for European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:14
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The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is one of six finalists for the 2013 European Press Prize’s Investigative Reporting Award, which is given to “the individual or team effort which has done most to unearth facts that the public – and society – has a right to know.”


OCCRP Partner Recognized for Story on Politics Destroying Georgian Lake

Monday, 10 February 2014 15:19
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Studio Monitori journalist and OCCRP partner Nana Naskidashvili’s investigative story “Tabatskuri Lake and the Trouble of Fishermen” has been selected as the best TV story of the year by the Republic of Georgia’s Civil Society Institute.


OCCRP Supports Call for Donations to Ukrainian Journalists

Friday, 07 February 2014 10:49
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Dozens of journalists and medical workers covering the street fights and protests in Kiev were injured by rubber bullets and stun grenades fired by police during January.

To show support for their colleagues, the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and the Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost) in Germany are collecting donations for investigative journalists in Ukraine.


OCCRP announces 2013 Organized Crime and Corruption “Person of the Year”

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:14
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OCCRP award acknowledges those who promote Uncivil Society

Extortion and smuggling. Counterfeiting, fraud, and money laundering. Hacking and bribery. Organized crime groups and corrupt persons have been wildly successful in 2013. They have trafficked and enslaved millions of people around the globe, hustled hundreds of billions of dollars through drug sales, corrupted countless persons and further cemented partnerships at the nexus of crime and politics.


OCCRP 2013 End of Year Letter

Sunday, 22 December 2013 12:46
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Dear friend of OCCRP,

The year 2013 is drawing to a close and if we had known last January what we know today, we would have been both delighted and deeply afraid. It's been an amazing year of successes, tribulations, lawsuits, awards, threats and constant great reporting. But thank God it's over, making this is a good time to recap.


OCCRP Deplores Violence Against OCCRP Reporter

Saturday, 30 November 2013 16:44
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OCCRP deplores the use of violence by supporters of the government of Ukraine against Hromadske.TV and OCCRP reporter Dmytro Gnap.  Gnap was beaten up by what Hromadske.TV said were paid provocateurs near Mariinsky Park in Central Kyiv.  Gnap and fellow journalist Yakiv Lyubchych were attacked and Gnap’s camera was broken and his memory card taken.


OCCRP Investigative Reporter Receives Knight International Journalism Award

Friday, 08 November 2013 15:45
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Roman Anin, an Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Novaya Gazeta reporter, received the Knight International Journalism Award last night at a ceremony in Washington D.C.

The Knight International Journalism Award is presented by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and recognizes “media professionals who demonstrate a passionate commitment to excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world.”


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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care...
Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
By Ana Baric Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight...
Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
By: Maria Virginia Olano In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in...
Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
By Ana Baric Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing...
Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
By Maria Virginia Olano It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70...