The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a collaboration of some of the world’s top investigative reporters. Launched in 1997 as a project of the Center for Public Integrity, ICIJ globally extends the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, working with 100 journalists in 50 countries to produce long-term, transnational investigations.
The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business today, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money, and spurring addiction to a deadly product. Drawn by profits rivaling those of narcotics, smugglers move cigarettes by the billion, making tobacco the world’s most widely smuggled legal substance.
Post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy and military aid and assistance had a huge impact in nations around the world — and at home. This award-winning project includes 20 articles from four continents.
A year-long investigation of President Bush’s initiative to fight AIDS abroad finds that conservative ideology hinders its real benefits by insisting on abstinence-only programs over promoting condom use.
A comprehensive examination of companies that won contracts for work in Iraq and Afghanistan — and of their campaign contributions, led by General Electric and Vinnell Corporation (the former Northrup Grumman).