The Regional Investigative Journalism Network (RIJN)


This program challenges the development community to build citizen demand to reduce corruption, fraud, and other criminal activities through increased exposure to professionally-produced investigative journalism. The RIJN program has four objectives:

One OCCRP project, The Big Bet, examines the criminal elements behind Eastern Europe’s thriving gambling industry.

  • Linking investigative journalism centers virtually and physically in order to create collaborative, regionally significant content
  • Increasing the use of secure, shared communications systems and digital technology applications
  • Setting high professional standards for investigative journalism and making sure they are adhered to
  • Publishing collaboratively-produced content online for broad distribution and/or replication.

The project will result in a regional corps of seasoned investigative journalists who understand and practice the highest standards of journalism, ethics and safety. It will prepare skilled investigative editors to train a new generation of investigative journalists.

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  • One OCCRP project, The Big Bet, examines the criminal elements behind Eastern Europe’s thriving gambling industry.

    07/05/2012
  • The OCCRP’s People of Interest database contains detailed entries on elected officials, businessmen, and criminals in the region.

    07/05/2012
  • The Game of Control project exposes how a network of stakeholders in the Balkans illegally profits from the trading of football players from team to team.

    07/05/2012
  • Utilizing interactive story-telling techniques, the OCCRP’s Proxy Platform highlights the complex system of networked money laundering by corrupt elected officials and criminals in Eastern Europe.

    07/05/2012