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Haiti - survival in a failed state

  • Armed conflict
  • Corruption
  • Organised crime

MARTISSANT - "This is where I realise my days are numbered" Joselia, an old lady, confides. In her neighbourhood, one of Port-au-Prince's slums, gangs are fighting for control of the few economic assets the city still has to offer. Haiti, the eternal worry child of the Caribbean, is now truly a "failed state".

Life after Lead Poisoning

  • Corruption
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

KABWE – More than four decades after the news broke about the illness caused by lead poisoning in Kabwe, Zambia, journalists dig deep to learn how victims' lives have changed since the World Bank provided $65 million in assistance to the Zambian government.

Dirty Money for Clean Rivers

  • Corruption
  • Environment

BUCHAREST - For almost 9 years, Romania has been criticised and monitored by the European Commission for allowing the large-scale destruction of several mountain rivers for the purpose of building micro-hydropower plants, without complying with the Water Framework and Habitats Directives.

RISE Project

Power and Repression

  • Corruption
  • Exploitation

TUNIS - Since the 2011 Revolution for Dignity and Freedom, the European Union and individual member states have funded the Tunisian security apparatus with more than 500 millions euros.

Giovanni Culmone

(Mis)Managing Water

  • Corruption
  • Environment

ITALY/SPAIN - Both countries are considered to be under high water stress, but while a recent drought that hit Italy has mostly subsided, water scarcity is ravaging Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, laying bare the unpreparedness of water infrastructure to deal with such a traumatic manifestation of climate change.

Cecilia Butini

Tripoli’s Wastewater Treatment Plant: It Took 120 Mln Eur And Two Decades

  • Corruption
  • Environment

TRIPOLI — The investigation looks into the blocks and obstacles that still prevent the expensive wastewater treatment facility in Lebanon from proper functioning.

My Maire Hidden Secrets

  • Corruption
  • Transport

BRUSSELS - Local authorities become slightly more transparent about municipal councils.

Charlotte Deprez

Italian Connection: How Convicted White-collar Romanians Escape Jail Time

  • Corruption
  • Tax evasion

BUCHAREST - Dozens of people definitively convicted in Romania live today in Italy.

Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

Anglo-Italian Job: Leonardo, AgustaWestland and Corruption in Indonesia

  • Armed conflict
  • Corruption

ITALY - In 2015, in Indonesia, the Corruption Eradication Commission (Kpk) conducted an investigation into the purchase of an AW101 helicopter from AgustaWestland, now part of Leonardo Spa.

Fabio Papetti

Build Back Better? 10 Years After Typhoon Haiyan

  • Corruption
  • Environment

TACLOBAN - Almost a decade after typhoon Yolanda devastated parts of the Philippines in 2023, no less than Tacloban City’s own mayor has said that 70% of the houses given to Yolanda survivors by the government are “substandard.”

philippines 10 years later typhoon