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Investigative Journalism

Training, Helpdesk & Research


While more than a billion people struggle to survive on $1.25 a day, US$ 859 billion was drained illicitly out of developing countries in 2010. Asia specifically has the largest contribution to illicit finance globally; US$ 3,048.3 billion was drained out of Asia’s official economy between 2004 and 2013, or 38.8 percent of illicit finance globally.

Corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, public contracts; Asia is filled with financial stories that need to be told. But uncovering illicit finance is challenging. Companies and government have decades of experience of hiding their illicit finance through accounting practices, offshore constructions and henchmen. We’ll show you how to track financial streams across borders and uncover massive stories.


Depending on the skill level and available budget, we can train your team in conducting financial investigations using company records, annual reports and open data sets.

Getting the data is the first step, presenting in a visually appealing way the next step. We also offer basic infographic training.

Finally, when researching sensitive topics it’s very important to protect yourself and your sources. So digital security is another part of our training.


Your team knows how to conduct financial investigations, but we all get stuck sometimes. Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert at hand when you need a set of fresh eyes? Our Helpdesk is the easiest way to get that extra support when you need it.


Don’t have time to dive into financial statements or train your team? We can do the research for you. You’ll receive the highlights of our research and help you interpret the results for your story.


Our team includes a former financial crime investigator and experienced trainer. We always tailor the training to the specific newsroom and relevant financial issues of the country. Simply send us an email to get more information.


Some of the major financial investigations and revelations of the last years.


Global Financial Integrity estimates that US$1 trillion in illicit flows leaves developing countries annually.


Foreign companies are trading with Myanmar companies linked to sanctioned generals, the UN found.


60 of the Fortune 500 companies in the USA made in total more than US$ 79 billion in 2018 but paid no tax. On the average, they got tax refunds.

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