Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
|Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project|
|Type||International non-governmental organization|
|Member of||EXPOSE Network|
|Sponsored by||International Center for Journalists, Luminate, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Sigrid Rausing Trust, UK/FCO, US/Department/State, USAID|
The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) was created by Paul Radu and Drew Sullivan in 2006. It is a cross-border network of Eastern European independent media and non-profit organisations, counting the Rise Project and Novaya Gazetta (the newspaper Anna Politkovskaya – the Russian journalist murdered in 2006 for opposing Vladimir Putin – worked for) among its members.
By publishing freely-accessible, groundbreaking investigative articles in English and Russian, the OCCRP hopes to help local populations realise the impact of organised crime and corruption on their lives.
With a resource centre and data visualisations, as well as all the documents used to support the articles freely available, the OCCRP also has something of an educational mission: to inspire people to pursue their own investigations.
|International Center for Journalists||US government funded organization to promote and finance a network of reliable journalists worldwide.|
|Luminate||Pierre Omidyar's foundation for financing global media and civil society groups. It is unknown how close it aligns to certain US government agencies.|
|Open Society Foundations||A NGO operating in more countries than McDonald's. It has the tendency to support politicians (at times through astroturfing) and activists that get branded as "extreme left" as its founder is billionaire and bane of the pound George Soros. This polarizing perspective causes the abnormal influence of the OSF to go somewhat unanswered.|
|Rockefeller Brothers Fund|
|Sigrid Rausing Trust|
|UK/FCO||The UK government department dealing with foreign policy.|
|US/Department/State||Set up in 1789, the US State Department is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.|
|USAID||US govt organization to provide "international development", including funding of Ecohealth Alliance. Called "CIA's little sister".|