Top ICIJ investigations from 2013

We asked our editors to select their favorites from this year's work

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Editors note: As the year winds down, we wanted to revisit some of the best accountability journalism from our global partners from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. 

Secret files expose offshore’s global impact


Dozens of journalists sifted through millions of leaked records and thousands of names to produce ICIJ’s investigation into offshore secrecy. Keep reading


Paradise of untouchable assets


Trusts held in the Cook Islands can put money beyond the reach of American justice. Keep reading


Who uses the offshore world


Secret records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveal tens of thousands of people in more than 170 countries and territories linked to offshore companies and trusts. Keep reading


How ICIJ’s project team analyzed the offshore files


ICIJ's exploration of the secretive world of offshore companies and trusts began after a computer hard drive packed with corporate data and personal information and e-mails arrived in the mail. Keep reading


Offshore tax havens became traps for investors


Internal records of offshore trusts and companies in the South Pacific and the Caribbean reveal sanctuaries for secrecy-seekers. Keep reading


Caribbean go-between provided shelter for far-away frauds


British Virgin Islands firm kept doing business with shady characters even as regulators prodded it to obey anti-money-laundering laws. Keep reading


Politicians talk tough on tax haven reform, but activists say talk is cheap


Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough. Keep reading


From Island of the Widows: Countries target pesticides as suspected link to rare kidney disease


On opposite ends of the world, governments are cracking down on pesticides as a potential cause of a mysterious form of kidney disease killing agricultural workers. Keep reading

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