PRESS RELEASES & EVENTS

Our press releases and the events we participate in or that we find interesting.

No pasture for Parmesan and Grana Padano cows

CIWF visited a number of Italian farms supplying milk for these cheeses, and found intensive, zero-grazing systems with cows permanently confined indoors. An investigation in collaboration with IRPI.

Killing Pavel

For over nine months, reporters from OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info conducted their own investigation, both into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts.

Italian ‘terrorist’ allowed to stay in UK

A convicted terrorist with links to alleged Italian mafiosi has been allowed to continue with his luxurious life in London after a judge said extradition would breach his human rights.

Spy merchants

Investigating the powerful and illegal weapons of mass surveillance that are for sale to the highest bidder, putting the privacy of millions at risk Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare insights into the interactions between spies.

IRPI wins the Google Digital News Initiative

The Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy, is one of the winners of Google’s Digital News Initiative and will receive funding for its new project “Mafia Files”. The fund, in its second edition, encourages...

Serbian newspaper attacks OCCRP partner

A Serbian tabloid has alleged that a respected journalism non-profit is attempting to overthrow the Serbian government, citing information that appears to have come from secret services.

European Parliament taken to Court by journalists from all EU countries

For the first time ever journalists representing all European member states have teamed up to file complaints with the European Court of Justice against the European Parliament (EP). The institution refused to grant the journalists’ requests for access to information...

OCCRP wins Global Shining Light Award

Il centro di giornalismo di inchiesta Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) ha vinto il Global Light Shining Award

Flight MH17, searching for the truth

For a long time, the crash site was a macabre killing field. The passengers´ bodies began to decompose in the hot Ukrainian summer as fighting continued – and people looted the luggage.

ExpoLeaks, the whistleblowing platform for the Expo2015

IRPI launched ExpoLeaks, the first independent whistleblowing platform for anonymous reports of corruption linked to the multimillion euro contract for the infrastructures of the Expo international exhibition.

ICIJ offshore project wins IRE award

“Secrecy for Sale”, un’inchiesta dell’International Consortium of Investitigative Journalists (ICIJ), emanazione del Center, ha vinto il massimo premio nella categoria “Multiplatform/Large category”.

The Metro in Copenhagen hit by scandal

The Danish trade union magazine Fagbladet 3F has dedicated its December number to a series of pieces on the working conditions in place in the construction sites of the new metro in Copenhagen. IRPI has collaborated to one of them.

IRPILEAKS, the first Italian platform for whistleblowers

Are you aware of any wrongdoing in the sector of public administration, of rigged procurements, scams, frauds, corruption, unreported environmental disasters or, last but not least, organised crime networks and related activities?

IRPI mentioned for outstanding merits in investigative journalism

A Special Mention has been assigned to IRPI by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) “in order to acknowledge the role and importance of this newly established centre promoting investigative reporting carried out by Italian journalists mostly cooperating with world-wide investigative networks”.

A year of IRPI

On the 21st of July 2012 in via dei Volsci, in Rome, IRPI came to life. After a bit more than a year, here you have an analysis of its first steps. Click on the image to read our report.

Made in Italy (behind the scene)

Directed by: Anke Riester & Isacco Chiaf Narrator: Gianluca Iocolano Music: Edoardo Chiaf Subtitles: Simone Brioni

IRPI shortlisted for the Data Journalism Award 2013

IRPI’s investigation “Gaza’s gas: the EU’s burned millions” by Cecilia Ferrara and Assia Rabinowitz has been shortlisted together with other 71 finalists for the Data Journalism Awards 2013 (DJA).

Secret files expose offshore’s global impact

A cache of 2.5 million files has cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts, exposing hidden dealings of politicians, con men and the mega-rich the world over.

Press Freedom Award 2012 to Italian journalists

IRPI member Alessia Cerantola won the Press Freedom Award 2012. In her award winning piece, celebrated by Reporters Without Borders, she describes the dire working conditions of freelancers in Italy.

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