“Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

Governments around the world have allocated trillions of dollars to help companies and individuals survive the economic effects of Covid-19.  The pace and scale this funding has been provided in has left journalists, civil society and enforcement agencies struggling to catch up – as they attempt to investigate potential instances of fraud and other malfeasant … Continue reading “Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

The Investigator’s Handbook: A Guide to Using OpenCorporates

This guide is dedicated to the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered near her home in Malta on the 16th of October 2017, following a series of stories she did around the Panama Papers. Daphne fought tirelessly against corruption, and her contributions will be sorely missed. 

We’d like to take this as opportunity to send our thoughts to the Caruana Galizia family, and assert our support for investigative journalists around the world.

Reading List: Impact of Open Company Data

As Becky Hogge notes in her important report on the impact of open data, tracking impact is tricky. By its nature, open data is resistant to traditional impact reporting; in part because we don't know exactly how it is being used, and in part because the value chain is so diffuse. So, Hogge argues, outside of sweeping statements about potential, at this stage impact is largely indicated by “fragments” of stories from the ground.