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Speaking of Tor Hidden Services, @OCCRP has had one for years:
occrpweb4n2vlmih.onion

And we're getting a few hundred visits through it ever day.

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Anti-Corruption Activist Attacked with Green Slime
occrp.org/en/daily/8349-anti-c

Opponents of an Ukrainian anti-corruption protest threw cream pies and a chemical green liquid into the face of a top activist who said the substance burned his face, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

A video published by Radio Free Europe shows Vitaliy Shabunin with green stains on his face and left hand saying, “I’m sorry my eyes are closed. I have a chemical burn.”

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Remember Macedonia’s pro-Trump fake news sites? Our new investigation with
the Investigative Reporting Lab Macedonia and BuzzFeed News reveals they
weren’t just run by teenagers looking to make a quick buck off of fake
news.

The true story involves a libertarian lawyer, high-profile Americans
-- and an ongoing global investigation that includes the FBI.

Read the story here:
occrp.org/en/spooksandspin/the

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The idea was that the best of the Georgian players would go on to sign big-money contracts w/ the or top European teams. Now prosecutors are investigating why the EUR 2.5 Mil deal hasn't produced any results. Read the latest story by Ifact Georgia:
occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-wat

The Georgian Basketball Federation signed an expensive deal to develop its young players in Spain. Nearly four years later, it has almost nothing to show for it — and prosecutors are on the case.

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A Russian billionaire living in has given hundreds of thousands of euros to Macedonian🇲🇰 opponents of the country’s proposed name change. The recipients include football who have rioted in the capital.

occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-wat

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📢 APPLY NOW: OCCRP and SSE Riga present the 2018 For Future Challenges program. Are you from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine? Apply here. Selected participants will be fully funded.

mediaforfuture.lv/

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OCCRP's @rysiek is in the Europarliament today, informing the MEPs of OCCRP's concerns about Article 11 of the proposed Copyright Directive:
occrp.org/en/announcements/800

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Recently ranked as Latin America's happiest country, 🌴 has indeed proven a happy place for one kind of guest: fugitives from .
occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-wat

They were once two of the most powerful women in Romania — a top government minister and a chief prosecutor.

But when they found themselves fugitives, convicted on corruption charges and facing years in prison, they chose the same escape: Costa Rica.

They found help in the form of a Romanian who has a checkered past himself.

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's health minister allegedly has long-standing ties to the criminal gang. 💉 He's even written sick notes for one of the gang's most notorious enforcers to help him avoid court hearings. Read the latest story by KRIK here: occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-wat

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Seized Mafia Villa to Become Center
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A villa seized from a Camorra Mafia boss near Naples will be converted into a shelter for LGBT Italians and migrants fleeing violent discrimination, The Local reported Wednesday.

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Among our newest property profiles on 's Golden Sands we've also got Flamur and Fatmi Azemi from linked to $1 million in real estate. Read their profiles on our map!
occrp.org/en/goldensands/#inte

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US “Zero Tolerance” Policy May Increase Organized Crime
occrp.org/en/daily/8240-u-s-ze

The stated purpose of the policy was to lower crime rates by prosecuting everyone who crosses the border illegally and removing the possibility for asylum until after they have been prosecuted.

However, the new regulation will only increase the demand for illegal methods of border crossing, argues Steven Dudley, the co-director of InSight Crime.

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"One finance professional told Mossack Fonseca that he had never given permission for his name to be written on offshore company documents, let alone made public.

“It’s gob smacking, and I demand you DELETE my name from all your files,” Jean-Yves de Louvigny wrote in an email to the firm’s Luxembourg office."
occrp.org/en/panamapapers/insi

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“This email will, probably, be intercepted like 11,600,000 other documents. I don't care.”

Indeed, it has been.

Read the story about the beginning of the end of infamous offshore firm on the new 🌴💸 here: occrp.org/en/panamapapers/insi

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There are more stories coming in the next days and weeks. Watch this space.
occrp.org/en/panamapapers/

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New leak consists of 1.2 million documents which mostly cover the years 2016 and 2017. They offer an account of the meltdown experienced by Mossack Fonseca in the wake of the unprecedented investigation that brought its practices to light.
occrp.org/en/panamapapers/insi

Investigation of these new documents has enabled journalists to tie many loose ends, to uncover even more wrongdoing, and to reveal new twists and turns in what was once a hermetically closed world of offshore dealings.

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Two years after the original Panama Papers leaks, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has received a fresh trove of leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca, the now-defunct Panamanian law firm.
occrp.org/en/panamapapers/

To analyze and report on the new data, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has once again organized a collaborative investigation which includes the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its partner centers

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Pregnant in are going without adequate food or medical attention in the midst of a national economic emergency.

The insists on attributing the crisis to an external plot to overthrow it, while the opposition blames the administration for inefficiency and .

We're working to tell the experiences of the women suffering from the crisis in our series with Efecto Cocuyo. Read the stories here: occrp.org/en/timeofhunger/

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OCCRP boosted

occrp.org/en/62-press-releases

Yesterday, Slovakia’s National Crime Agency seized a mobile phone belonging to @OCCRP 's partner, investigative reporter Pavla Holcova.

Slovak police invited Pavla for an interview for what we believed was a friendly meeting to aid the investigation into the murder of Jan Kuciak.

Instead, Pavla was interrogated for over eight hours. (...) Police made comments during the interrogation suggesting the Holcova’s professional history was “always against the system.”

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's Phone Taken by Police:

Pavla, a journalist with OCCRP, was interrogated for 8 hours. It clearly outside of the scope of Jan's murder investigation. Police made comments during the interrogation suggesting her professional history was “always against the system.”

In fact, seemed more interested in our reporting of the murder, our internal communication, & the intentions of other media reporting the issue.

Read on: occrp.org/en/62-press-releases

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