Given that 2016 has arrived to your close, it’s time and energy to think back about the in-depth, investigative reporting that galvanized world leaders and citizens into action.
The final year saw many prominent investigative pieces that uncovered hidden scandals and wrongdoings, revealing the truth and catalyzing change.
Here’s a short look at several of 2016’s best samples of investigative journalism:
The Panama Papers, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
The leak of 11.5 million documents that detailed secret financial and attorney-client information in excess of 214,000 offshore entities was one the most ambitious and compelling investigative projects to come out of 2016 – and in all probability the past decade. Conducted from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and German newspaper no billag, together with a lot more than 100 other news organizations, the investigation resulted in the resignation of top officials, police raids and several other investigations.
The investigative papers dug in to the secretive industry of offshore accounts used by the world’s rich and powerful to cover their assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. As the papers raised controversy all over the world after their release on May 9, the project was honored having a Gold Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Journalism in 2016.
Pentagon: Special Ops Killing Of Pregnant Afghan Women Was ‘Appropriate’ Utilization of Force, The Intercept
On June 6, The Intercept, an internet investigative website, published an investigation into one of the more notorious raids conducted by the Usa military in Afghanistan in 2010. The investigation first began in February 2010, as soon as the United states military announced a raid on the Taliban compound in Gardez, where Special Forces discovered the bodies of three Afghan women. CNN described the apparent Taliban execution as possessing “the earmarks of a traditional honor killing.”
However, when The Times’ Jerome Starkey traveled towards the site – the only reporter to do so – the official story quickly unraveled. The findings in Jeremy Scahill’s investigation are devastating. The so-called Taliban militants were in fact government allies.
Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
As huge numbers of people in the Middle East and Africa struggle to seek refuge from conflict, oppression, disasters, poverty and hunger, their movements are enabled and dexmpky02 by an arranged criminal network of individuals smuggling, kidnapping and extorting money from refugees crossing into Europe. “Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior” tells the tale of this complex underground economy.
Peter Tint and Tuesday Reitano, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime investigators who drew worldwide media focus to probably the most under-examined facets of the international refugee crisis, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and also the BBC that the Mafia earns billions of dollars from this insidious new trade within the death of thousands of migrants.