The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Claire Provost

Claire Provost is a senior investigative journalist and co-author of Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy (Bloomsbury Academic 2023), with Matt Kennard, which is the product of research they started while fellows at the CIJ in 2014-2016. She is also a co-founder of the new non-profit Institute for Journalism and Social Change which is bringing together journalists, activists and researchers to reinvigorate the media with its core social purpose: to support democracy. Claire was previously head of global investigations at openDemocracy, and a data journalist at the Guardian. Her work has also been published by outlets including Al Jazeera, CNN, Foreign Policy and The New York Review of Books. She lives in Italy.

Summer Conference Event
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Investor-State Disputes: Exposing Shadowy Threats to Democracy

Multinational corporations and investors have filed almost 1,000 legal cases against entire countries at an obscure branch of the World Bank. Such cases have been successfully used by corporations to circumvent environmental regulations, as well as post-apartheid policies in South Africa designed to empower black communities.