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  • Questionable Care

    This five-part series looked into to accidental deaths in nursing homes in the province of Manitoba, which had tripled since 2000. Series installments discussed an overview of findings, problems with bed rails, staff shortages, neglect and reactions to the findings.
  • Professional Victim

    This journalistic investigation is about using an agent by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Prosecutor General's Office as a "victim." The office uses the "victim" in order to forge various criminal cases. There had always been rumors that the police used such agents, but the public in the country of Georgia did not have any real information about these agents. The faked victim in this case was Vagarshak (Gaikovich) Loris-Ruso. He has been used by the General Inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in order to "disclose" criminal cases of bribery. From July 2004 to 2007, he took part in six criminal cases. The journalists became interested in his past and found him in four other criminal cases. The investigation showed that he had been cooperating with the police and helped them to arrest undesirable people. The investigation consisted of two parts. The first part of the story was about Alexhandre Mkheidze, and his detention, trial and verdict. In this case, Vagarshak admitted to cooperating with the police and receiving money for it. The second part of the investigation is about eight other criminal cases and shows the accusation, official grounds and certain objections for each case.
  • Tobacco Underground: The Booming Global Trade in Smuggled Cigarettes

    "Tobacco Underground" is groundbreaking series on the global trade in smuggled cigarettes, produced by a team of 14 journalists based in 10 countries. The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business today, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money, and spurring addiction to a deadly product. So profitable is the trade that tobacco is the world's most widely smuggled legal substance. In an interactive, multimedia Web site, ICIJ published a series of nine stories, integrated with undercover footage; audio and video interviews with experts, smugglers and undercover agents; maps and charts; and extensive links to resources ranging from tobacco control groups to repositories of tobacco industry documents.
  • Cuba: An Elusive Truth

    This story is a ten month, in depth investigation of Cuba. The students completed hundreds of interviews to synthesize three distinct perspective: those of the Miami exiled community, the Cuban government and the Cuban people. The students found that there is no absolute truth about the country; the embargoes, government programs, media, and tourism all have both positive and negative consequences for the country. The story has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for international journalism.
  • Fisco enfrenta a Tricom

    Both the Hoy and El Siglo newspapers conducted investigations that found that "the government of the Dominican Republic notified Motorola, Inc. that a tax fraud involving more than ten million dollars in unpaid taxes and nearly one hundred million in unreported income, could result in the expropriation of Tricom, a telecommunications company partially owned by Motorola." The text is in Spanish.