The Balkans: Tracking Corruption
Knight International developed a comprehensive database and guide for journalists to investigate and expose corruption in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Knight Fellow Paul Radu, co-founder of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism, trained scores of reporters to use these new tools to break stories.
- Distributed the online manual, “Follow the Money – A Digital Guide to Tracking Corruption,” across Europe.
- Helped journalists use the manual and accompanying database to break stories on organized crime's influence on soccer in Romania, France and Brazil.
- Created a comprehensive database that tracks corporations and their links to governments in the region.
- Helped start investigative journalism centers in Hungary and Kosovo.