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How They Did It

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Title image of Investigate Europe: 'Grey Gold' report on for-profit takeover of Europe's Care Homes with euro coins and woman pushing elderly person in a wheelchair

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Inside the For-Profit Takeover of Europe’s Elder Care Homes

Reporters for Investigate Europe (IE) spent months examining the consequences of a seismic shift in Europe’s elder care homes, where for-profit companies have increasingly taken over the industry. Their investigation explored how this shift has affected residents and staff, and dug into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on some of society’s most vulnerable people.

How They Did It Methodology

How They Did It: Using Trackers to Investigate Where Unwanted Clothing Ends Up

What happens to the clothes we donate to charity? Or the clothes we buy online, try on, and then return? Two Finnish journalists used tracking devices in order to investigate these post-consumer supply chains, finding that many items make their way on a complex journey to Africa and the Middle East before sometimes ending up in landfill.

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Tracking Down a Rwandan Genocide Suspect

A French freelance journalist tracked down a man accused of being involved in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Here’s how French journalist Théo Englebert delved into the eight-month investigation, including his top tips for finding someone who wants to disappear. 

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Solving the Mystery of Who Killed Sweden’s Prime Minister

This summer a Swedish prosecutor announced that a 30-year probe into the killing of a Swedish prime minister would be closed since there was “reasonable evidence” that the assailant had been identified. The man now believed to have carried out the crime was identified two years ago by investigative journalist Thomas Pettersson, who spent 12 years investigating who killed Olof Palme.

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Collaborating Across a Continent on Latin America’s Untold Migrant Stories

In the project Migrantes de otro mundo — Migrants from Another World — a team of more than 40 journalists in more than a dozen countries decided to collaborate to tell the untold story of the migrants from Asia and Africa who travel through Latin America each year. As the creators of the project put it: “By its wandering nature, migration is a story that can only be properly told through collaboration.”

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Feminist Investigators Go Undercover to Expose Abortion Misinformation

A network of female journalists went undercover in order to investigate what women and girls around the world are told when they approach a crisis pregnancy organization. Some were told they could be killing the next president, others than abortions cause cancer. The investigation revealed the highly sophisticated tactics some centers use to break a woman’s resolve, and how the messaging can be traced back to a Christian charity based in Columbus, Ohio.