Working on the Panama Papers I have realized, more than ever before, the power of networking and collaboration. The teamwork with international journalists gave me the confidence and empowerment to dare a fearsome figure in the corridor of power.
A journalist records a speech during a march in Cape Town. Investigative journalist Craig McKune writes about several recent cases where journalists are exposed to threats in South Africa. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp (CC BY-ND 4.0)
- I explained how South Africa is very violent... "Yet, the bad guys do not seem to hurt journalists for some reason", I said... How wrong I was.
Otto Pérez Molina in the Jaguar Energy coal plant. Photograph: Guatemalan Government (CC)
- One politician used his Facebook profile to accuse me, a journalist, of being behind "the attacks" against him, and stated that a criminal lawsuit would follow. A day later he wrote a column welcoming me to the "world of the mortals", and implicit death threat.
Mihran Poghosyan. Fotograph: Compulsory Enforcement Service (Wikimedia / Creative Commons / Mamuli qartughar)
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) dropped the offshore business case against former Chief Compulsory Enforcement Service Officer Mihran Poghosyan in January this year.Writen by Kristine Agalaryan* (photograph on the right)
Clare Rewcastle, founder of the Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak UK/ Malaysia. Photo: Dominique James
Off-shore "paradise" islands are back in the news and as far as I am concerned they should stay in the news until these shelters for the super-rich, tax evaders and also mega-criminals are sorted out.
Ivan Velasquez, leder i CICIG. Foto: CICIG
How to lead the campaign against corruption when authorities are part of the problem?
Foto: Craig McKune
The South African journalist Craig McKune will share his experience of investigating illegal financial transactions.
Foto: Kristine Aghalaryan
Endangered animals are abducted from zoos in Armenia. Few know where they go.
We are not far from getting the law on expanded country-by-country reporting in place. Illustration: Roar Hagen
The Government only needs to close three loopholes to make the legislation to combat corruption and tax flight work.
The Norwegian programme Oil for Development removes a budget item regarding EITI in the partner agreement with Uganda. - We are disappointed with the Norwegian authorities, says Winnie Ngabiirwe of PWYP Uganda.