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18 November 2020

Using OpenCorporates for Investigations

OpenCorporates is the largest open database of companies in the world and the first port of call for any investigator wanting to find out information about a company. Rebecca introduces their mission and explains why it is critical that we all fight for open data about companies - their existence, ownership, activities and the people connected with them.

19 November 2020

Investigating Procurement

The global response to COVID-19 has put procurement in the spotlight. Masks, school lunches, potholes: that’s where the government put taxpayer’s money to work. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies.

6 July 2019

Clare Rewcastle Brown: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé

Award winning investigative journalist and author of The Sarawak Report, Clare Rewcastle Brown talks to Martin Tomkinson about her three-year long investigation, which exposed the theft of $8billion from a Malaysian development fund by corrupt officials accused of working for the country’s then prime minister Najib Razak.

4 July 2019

Understanding Company Accounts

This mini-course taught by a journalist-friendly forensic accountant will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills rather than a series of lectures.

5 July 2019

Investigating Offshore Finances and Money-Laundering

How do you investigate ‘dark money? Knowing how ‘dark money’ enters the financial system is crucial to covering money laundering, corruption, bribery and tax evasion. In this session you will be provided with the tips, tools and resources for shining a light on a murky world.

5 July 2019

Follow the Money: Financial Investigations

The session will teach you ways to investigate an individual or company’s finances. It will take you on a virtual trip around the world to show how to access public records in offshore jurisdictions and the stories they can yield.

4 July 2019

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most Out of Companies House

Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House. Companies House is the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies and contains a wealth of useful information for those who know how to use the site.