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A new generation of investigators

The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in conducting investigations. More people are now empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to light. Through a series of films, interviews, guides, tools and workshops, Exposing the Invisible brings together different techniques and individual practices of those working at the new frontiers of investigation.

Featured Project

A one-year project to engage, train and connect civil society investigators in the EU

In September 2020, our Exposing the Invisible (ETI) team started a European Commission (DG CONNECT)-...
In September 2020, our Exposing the Invisible (ETI) team started a European Commission (DG CONNECT)-funded project to organise activities for investigative journalists, citizen investigators, activists, researchers and others in European Union member states to receive training in safe online and offline investigative techniques and tools and to co-develop high quality self-learning and training resources.
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Safety

Technology Is Stupid: How to choose tech for remote working

This article addresses questions about which tech is good, safe and appropriate to use in these comp...
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Money and Politics

Finding Neverland: The story behind Peter Thiel’s secret citizenship revelation

How a journalist uncovered a surprise citizen of New Zealand: US tech tycoon Peter Thiel.
Access to information

Mari Bastashevski: From gigabytes to stories

Finding treasure troves of documents within data dumps.

The Migrants Files

A database that contains information on 27,000 migrants who died on their way to Europe since 2000.

Public Lab: DIY mapping tools

A community, which develops and applies open-source tools for environmental investigation.

Panama Registry of Companies

A useful resource for journalists and activists tracking corruption and tax avoidance across borders...
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Visualising Information for Advocacy: The Book

Tactical Tech's free online book about how advocates and activists use visual elements in their camp...
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An Idiot's Guide to Money Laundering

A tongue-in-cheek "Idiot's Guide to Money Laundering" created by Global Witness, an organisation spe...
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Dealing with Trauma

A list of helpful resources addressed to civil society members facing stress, threat and trauma in t...