Emma Prest is the Chief Technology Officer at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and recently joined OpenCorporates as a trustee. We sat down with Emma to hear about her work at the intersection of data, strategy and investigations. She explains why she thinks transparent company data is important – and why she … Continue reading Interview: Emma Prest on the value of transparent company data for investigations
As the Pandora Papers investigation hit the world’s headlines recently, we were proud to confirm that OpenCorporates was one of the data sources used by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and their partners to verify companies mentioned in the 11.9m leaked documents. Like everyone else, we have been reading through the series of … Continue reading Pandora Papers: Another reminder why the world needs open company data
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
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.
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.
OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we’ll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. —————————- How much dirty Chinese cash is washed through the UK? Private Eye used our data and found an … Continue reading Impact Round-up: May