RISE Project, Romania

The RISE Project is a Romania-based NGO of investigative journalists, activists, programmers, and graphic designers who use cutting-edge investigation techniques and technology to generate investigative reporting on local and cross-border organized crime and corruption networks. RISE produces articles, visual databases, and advanced tools, and educates journalists and the public in researching complex corporate structures used by organized crime and corrupt officials. RISE is developing a project called Visual Investigative Scenarios, an online software, which provides exportable, customizable, dynamic, html5 visualization templates. A beta version of VIS is available for public testing at www.vis.occrp.org.