The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Investigating International Corporate Networks

The past 10 years have seen the rise of open data and the belief that some data – especially public records – should be made available for anyone to use, access and share at no cost. As a result, a wealth of information about companies has been uncovered, from basic company incorporation data, to annual accounts and even beneficial ownership.

Access to data is undoubtedly making unpicking complex and global corporate networks easier, but understanding how to find and use the data (alongside its caveats) can be tricky. This workshop will give you an introduction to where to find open data about companies, and how to use this data to quickly find and tell stories about the corporate world.