Who owns #17Black? Reporters on the #DaphneProject have begun to unravel the mystery sparked by #DaphneCaruanaGalizia's allegations on the company's connections to Maltese politicians. Read the story by Reuters here:
Documents obtained by Reuters and the Daphne Project show two Panamanian companies owned by two Maltese politicians expected to get payments from an offshore company connected to the man who won a key government concession to build a large power plant.
Nominations are open for the 2018 #PersonOfTheYear in Organized Crime and #Corruption! Who has done the most in the world to advance transnational criminal activity and the political collusion that goes along w/ it? Tell us, read the details here:
OCCRP Strongly Objects to #Romania’s Misuse of #GDPR to Muzzle Media
RISE Project, an OCCRP’s partner, was ordered Thursday by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (ANSPDCP) to reveal its sources under the threat of a fine of up to €20 million based on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
RISE Project and its journalists are currently documenting a case relating to the theft of EU funds by the highest political echelons of Romanian politics.
Encryption: A Godsend to All Who Seek Privacy, Even Criminals
In this era of cyber-espionage, authoritarian laws on citizen surveillance, and digital arms dealers selling spyware to dubious regimes, the right to privacy is not simply a question of hiding a potentially embarrassing browser history. It’s also about protecting the lives of those who sacrifice their safety to uncover the crimes of oligarchs and dictators.
Fascinating talk from @OCCRP about journalism and censorship at Mozfest. Time to learn more about their work!
El Comercio reporter Javier Ortega knew about a secret WhatsApp channel between Ecuadorian police and the guerrillas of the Oliver Sinisterra Front. OCCRP and partners have obtained the WhatsApp chat logs. Now we tell the story #JavierOrtega never wrote: http://www.occrp.org/en/deathontheborder/the-story-javier-ortega-never-wrote
Alejandro Zaldumbide, a major in the Ecuadorian police, began corresponding with someone on WhatsApp who identified himself as #ElGuacho, the nom de guerre of #SinisterraFront leader Walter Patricio Arizala Vernaza. The story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/deathontheborder/guacho-speaks
#DeathOnTheBorder: A visit to #Mataje, the Ecuadorian border town where two #journalists and a driver were kidnapped in March, reveals the paralyzing effects of the region’s drug war on the local population. Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/deathontheborder/blood-on-the-water
** Saturday 14:00-15:00 come and hear how investigative #journalism fights #censorship and uses tools like #TOR #DAT #IPFS and gets the important news publishing into the hands of those who need it most
NEW on the #DaphneProject: The #Passport King who Markets Citizenship for Cash💸 by Juliette Garside and Hilary Osborne (republished from The Guardian). Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/the-passport-king-who-markets-citizenship-for-cash
As his companions tucked into their pasta, Christian Kalin sipped mineral water.
With him was Alexander Nix, the now-notorious founder of Cambridge Analytica. Back then, the bespectacled old Etonian was running the elections division of Strategic Communications Laboratories, known as SCL.
#DaphneProject: “Golden #Passports” Threaten European Security, Warns EU Commissioner by Juliette Garside (republished from The Guardian). Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/golden-passports-threaten-european-security-warns-eu-commissioner
Europe’s security is being put at risk by so-called “golden passport” schemes that have allowed states to sell citizenship or residency to potentially “dangerous” individuals, the EU justice commissioner has warned.
NEW ON #TheDaphneProject: #Malta’s smugglers are creative in plying their trade, and international authorities are working hard to keep up. Read the latest story by our partner IRPI here: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/malta-a-modern-smugglers-hideout
Here on the island nation of Malta, roads and waterways narrow as the postcard shoreline gives way to run-down warehouses and rusty huts that hint at the network of smugglers that have built a stronghold on the docks
Azeri Woman is First Target of UK’s New Anti-Corruption Law #uwo #GoldenVisas #Azerbaijan
The UK’s first target under the new anti-corruption law is Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, who owns a US$15 million home in London and spent $16 million on shopping at Harrods, British media reported Wednesday.
Applying the new legislating called the Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), the U.K’s High Court ordered the wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker to clarify how she obtained her wealth.
NEW ON #TheDaphneProject: #Malta’s smugglers are creative in plying their trade, and international authorities are working hard to keep up. Latest story by IRPI: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/malta-a-modern-smugglers-hideout
A few hours by ferry across the Mediterranean Sea from Sicily lies a harbor where modern buccaneers thrive.
Here on the island nation of Malta, run-down warehouses and rusty huts hint at the network of smugglers that have built a stronghold on the docks.
Malta has become a “crossroad of illegal trafficking,”
"This year with three killings [of journalists in Europe], we are not... confident in authorities, that they can protect us." —Bivol.bg editor @atanas on Euronews discussing the murder of #VictoriaMarinova in #Bulgaria