Publication Date: November 2008
Research and Editorial Team: Paul Radu
Follow the Money: A Digital Guide for Tracking Corruption

Based on the experience of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism and other Centres in Balkan countries and former-Soviet republics, the handbook articulates the ways in which, by following “money trails”, it is possible to identify the heads of criminal enterprises. In fact, name-based researches across the databases often reveal webs of companies established by organized crime figures and corrupt politicians who want to hide their business interests and their conflicts of interest. Knight Fellow Paul Radu created a digital handbook designed to help investigative journalists track corruption across borders. The handbook provides an array of tools for investigative journalists that will help them give the public a better understanding of regional and global criminal networks. The manual includes techniques in cross-border investigative journalism and lists of websites and databases with information about commercial enterprises worldwide. The manual is divided in eight sections, each complemented with practical advices for journalists.

Tags: Investigative journalism

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