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Mafia allegations in Maltese gaming

Members of the Martiradonna family could have had their gaming franchise in the UK, relocated to Malta through their associates.

Catch me if you can

Nicola Assisi, ‘Ndrangheta’s most important cocaine broker who plays cat and mouse with authorities.

The Panama Papers

One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals the secretive offshore companies used to hide wealth.

The hidden fleet

How a Syrian network close to Assad’s regime smuggles weapons, drugs, and refugees across the Mediterranean.

Mafia in Africa

The Italian mafia has established a hidden but lethal presence in Africa through diamond mines, nightclubs and lands.

Mafia’s slaughter of the innocents

A 150 year long massacre in which 125 women and 105 underaged were murdered.

Aliyev family cruise aboard Socar yachts

Azerbaijan President’s yacht deprives citizens of US$ 12 million per year.

Policeman druged and assaulted travellers

The Italian cop used Couchsurfing website to host and sexually assault his victims.

Online poker chiefs lose big: 52 years

An Italian court sentenced on Wednesday three generations of a Ndrangheta-linked family to a total of more than 52 years in prison for running an illegal on-line gambling empire worth over US$ 65 million.

Italian Police arrest Alcamo’s mafia boss

Police in Italy arrested Tuesday the boss of a Sicilian mafia family and five of his aids for extortion and for forcing people to vote in elections for a candidate close to the organization.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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