Panama Papers Conspiracy Theories

From a CIA plot to discredit Putin to a corporate media cover-up, the wacky theories behind the Panama Papers are growing. Some are fueled by Russian state-funded propaganda, others by "mostly pseudonymous blogs that will tell you all about the Panama Papers, and toss in some top-notch stuff about 9/11 and Atlantis for good measure," reports VICE's Harry Cheadle. Might it be possible that the project is just what it says: a groundbreaking journalism collaboration that has exposed how the rich and powerful hide their wealth overseas?

Source: VICE

Posted on: April 10, 2016

Cross-Border Reporting Grants for Russian Speakers

Russian speakers from Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Caucasus can apply for grants to collaborate and produce cross-border stories. Journalists will be offered funding, distance mentoring and seminars as part of the program, sponsored by Perspektivy and the Thomson Reuters, Robert Bosch, and Fritt Ord foundations.

Source: Perspektivy

Posted on: October 21, 2015

New CRS Reports

The respected, nonpartisan U.S. Congressional Research Service has released a host of new and updated reports. Among them: Russia sanctions, the health of bees, US-EU ties, and human trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: Federation of American Scientists

Posted on: February 14, 2015

Russian Surveillance Technologies in the West

We all know surveillance is big in Putin’s Russia. What you may not know is that Russia’s surveillance tech is being used all over — even in the U.S. This story is part of a series of investigative pieces on Russia’s surveillance state by Agentura.Ru, Citizen Lab and Privacy International.

Source: Wired - Danger Room

Posted on: May 13, 2013