2022 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Tackling transnational corruption: The role of investigative journalism

Mar 30, 2022 | 4:45 PM CEST - 6:15 PM CEST


Investigative journalism plays a key role in strengthening accountability by revealing transnational corruption and illicit financial flows. Revelations such as those of the Panama, Paradise, and more recently Pandora Papers, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, have contributed to hold powerful individuals to account, launch criminal investigations, drive legislative reforms targeting shell companies, and recover billions of USD in taxes and penalties. Drawing on current work, this session will discuss the impact of investigative journalism in fighting corruption; what it has revealed about enablers and drivers of corruption; and its implications and lessons for development co-operation, including opportunities to further leverage investigative journalism to enable more systemic and sustainable change. Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be provided.