What is OCCRP?

News Desk
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

KARACHI: The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is a non-profit organization that has staff across six continents and hubs in Amsterdam, Washington, DC, and Sarajevo.

Calling itself the “largest investigative journalism organizations in the world”, the OCCRP is a newsroom that partners with other media organisations in stories and investigative projects.

Founded by veteran investigative reporters Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu in 2007, the OCCRP says its mission is “to spread and strengthen investigative journalism around the world and expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account.”

The organisation says its work is supported via public and private funding from institutions and individual supporters. Some of the funding channels mentioned on the OCRRP website are Ford Foundation, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Open Society Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, USAID, the US Department of State, and the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).