Montenegro: Car Bomb Near Journalist Home

A car bomb exploded on Sunday outside the home of a journalist who was investigating organized crime groups in Montenegro. The explosion rocked the northern Montenegrin city of Bijelo Polje an hour after a new pledge by the National Security Council to tackle organized crime. No one was injured in the bombing, the seventh this year. The Montenegrin Journalists Association said Sead Sadikovic had been threatened because of his investigative work. Organized crime groups have grown prevalent in Montenegro over the past few years, with violence moving into residential areas. Many of the killings are assumed to be connected to cocaine smuggling.

Source: OCCRP, Balkan Insight

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Kremlin Assault on Democracy in 21 Nations Detailed

Russia's far-ranging intrusions to undermine democracy in Europe and the United States are detailed in a new report by Democratic Party staffers of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This disturbingly detailed 206-page report on Russian interference relies heavily on investigative reporting by independent media, including GIJN members OCCRP, Re:Baltica and ProPublica. The report describes Kremlin use of state foundations, NGOs, think tanks, political extremists, the Russian Orthodox Church, the energy industry, organized crime and corruption.

Source: US Senate

Posted on: January 10, 2018

New OCCRP Database on “Exposed Persons”

A new platform, ID Search, is now available to search for documents and data on crime, corruption, and "Politically Exposed Persons." Developed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the database integrates over two million documents drawn from official watchlists, gazettes of commerce, company records, leaks, and court cases.

Source: OCCRP

Posted on: May 31, 2016

The New Business of the Italian Mafia: Food

Many of the symbols of the famous Mediterranean diet are now controlled by organized crime. The new book Cibo Criminale (Food Criminal) by Mara Monti and Luca Ponzi explores the issue of the emerging "agromafia" and what it means to consumers and law enforcement.

Source: Cibo Criminale

Posted on: May 2, 2013