ICIJ Becomes an Independent Nonprofit

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has spun off from the Center Public Integrity, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit news organization that housed it for nearly 20 years. Known for its cross-border investigative collaborations, most notably the Panama Papers, ICIJ was in negotiations with the parent CPI for months to become an independent entity. "We believe this new structure will allow us to extend our global reach and impact even farther," wrote ICIJ Director Gerard Ryle. 

Source: ICIJ

Posted on: February 27, 2017

CPI To Spin Off ICIJ

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will be spun off as an independent nonprofit, its parent organization, the Center for Public Integrity, announced today. The two groups are in negotiation for a full agreement on separation by November 30, according to a CPI press release. ICIJ, known for The Panama Papers and other pioneering cross-border projects, says it looks to future "growth and success in the collaborative journalism that we practice in partnership with so many brave, excellent journalists around the world.”

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Hollywood Eyes a Panama Papers Movie

Looks like the Panama Papers is going to Hollywood. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Oceans Eleven, Erin Brockovich) is "set to produce with an eye to direct the feature," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be based on a forthcoming book by Jake Bernstein, who worked with ICIJ to unveil the record haul of 11 million secret records of offshore holdings.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Posted on: July 9, 2016

ICIJ Releases Panama Papers Database

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists today released an online database drawn from the massive Panama Papers leak. Indexed are 360,000 people and companies behind secret offshore holdings. The entities span 21 jurisdictions worldwide, from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. The data include information on company owners, proxies, and intermediaries in offshore jurisdictions, 

Source: ICIJ

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Panama Papers Source Issues Statement

In an 1800-word statement, the anonymous source behind the Panama Papers massive leak cited inequality and corruption as motivations and hinted at more revelations to come. The source also called for better protection for whistleblowers and conditionally offered to make the documents available to government authorities. The statement was titled "The Revolution Will Be Digitized."

Source: ICIJ

Posted on: May 7, 2016

Kremlin Nervous Over New ICIJ Report

The Kremlin is attempting to deflect a report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists even before it has even been published. Officials are warning that ICIJ is preparing an "information attack" on President Vladimir Putin, threatening legal action, and hinting darkly that the award-winning journalism consortium is a tool of "special services." In recent years, ICIJ has specialized in exposing secret offshore holdings. What could be making the Kremlin so nervous?

Source: Moscow Times, GIJN

Posted on: March 29, 2016

ICIJ, Ojo Publico Honored at Data Journalism Awards

Big congrats today to two GIJN members for winning the investigative reporting prizes at the 2015 Data Journalism Awards: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for LuxLeaks and SwissLeaks, and Peru's OjoPúblico for "Sworn Accounts: Changes in the Wealth of Lima's Mayors."

Source: Global Editors Network

Posted on: June 18, 2015

European Press Prize Names Finalists

European Press Prize finalists include investigations by GIJN members International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Luxembourg Leaks), Journalismfund.eu (The Belarus Network & The Migrant Files), and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. (Unholy Alliance & The Russian Laundromat). Winners will be announced in April.

Source: European Press Prize

Posted on: March 1, 2015

IPI Presses for Changes to British Virgin Islands Bill

The ICIJ Offshore Leaks project and investigations into tax havens have hit the British Virgin Islands hard. Officials there are pushing a draconian new law with severe penalties for anyone leaking information or publishing leaked information about BVI offshore companies. The International Press Institute (IPI) is pressing for changes to this bill, which it says could hamper the ability of journalists to do their job.

Source: International Press Institute

Posted on: March 28, 2014