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Updates on our investigations and trainings. Analysis from the Finance Uncovered team

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Finance Uncovered is an investigative journalism training and reporting project. Here is a little bit more about us.

Investigations

We leverage our global network of investigative journalists to deliver hard hitting investigations on global economic issues.

#ShellKnew

A major new leak of documents exposes what Shell knew about a notorious billion-dollar oil deal in Nigeria

Trouble on the lunatic express

The World Bank is investigating the Rift Valley Railway after it received allegations of embezzlement. We take the train from Nairobi to Mombassa to discover what lies behind them and how a history of mismanagement is impacting Kenya’s historic railroad

Testimonials

What our network members are saying about us

“After the course, we produced a detailed report on some of the biggest land grabbing firms in the world. I did a lot of digging through company accounts that I probably wouldn’t have done or been able to do properly otherwise. And this is where a lot of really important information came out.”

Devlin Kuyek, GRAIN, Canada

“I have worked on several offshore investigations, but after the second day of the course I realised I didn’t have proper knowledge on the issue and that I missed very important clues. I have participated in more than 50 different media programmes in the last 15 years and this course is by far the best one regarding the knowledge participants can get.”

Milorad Ivanovic, Team Leader for Special Projects at Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Serbia, and ICIJ

“I found each day useful in different ways. I thought it was a really well conceived course with good variety between micro and macro, the abstract and case studies. Also an excellent mix of real experts in their fields talking to us!”

Juliana Ruhfus, Senior Presenter at Al Jazeera, UK

“In my previous works, I’ve investigated smuggling by tobacco giants, royalty fraud in the extractive industry and ethanol import scams. Never for once did I imagine that these subjects were tax related. But looking back at the long routes I travelled in each of the investigations, I can see how my work would have been a lot better and my life easier if I had tracked the illicit processes thinking “tax”. Indeed it was a revelation and beautiful exercise in night vision.”

Emmanuel Mayah, Editor of Satellite Times, Nigeria