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Video: GIJC23 – The New Organized Crime

Organized crime today is fluid, transnational, enterprising, and an estimated trillion-dollar industry. Criminal syndicates have embraced globalization and high-tech, fueled by the global spread of corruption and kleptocracy. Entire nation states and multinational corporations function as what anti-racketeering laws refer to as a “continuing criminal enterprise.” Issues ranging from the environment to human rights depend on curbing organized crime’s reach and impact.

To talk about the state of 21st Century organized crime, we have an extraordinary panel of journalists with deep experience reporting on Mexico’s cartels, Italy’s mafias, and Asia’s Golden Triangle. Tying it together is OCCRP’s Paul Radu, whose reporting on Eurasian crime and cross-border “laundromats” has earned global acclaim.

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Providing resources and networking services to investigative journalists worldwide;
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Assisting in the formation and sustainability of journalism organizations involved in investigative reporting and data journalism around the world;
Supporting and promoting best practices in investigative and data journalism;
Supporting and promoting efforts to ensure free access to public documents and data worldwide.

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