Created in honor of TRACE’s 20th anniversary, Corruption Files delivers riveting firsthand reports from the frontlines against corruption and reveals the real personal impact of financial crime.
After reporting U.S.-sanctioned mining magnate Dan Gertler’s alleged illicit financial network, two bank auditors-turned-whistleblowers came under threat and were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gabriel Bourdon-Fattal with The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa tells their story.
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Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova found herself being blackmailed, thrown in prison and later placed on probation for simply doing her job: alleging corruption among the ruling family. In the first episode of our Corruption Files series, Khadija tells her story.
How did a U.S.-headquartered management consulting giant’s venture in South Africa end with a public inquiry into the Zuma administration and millions of dollars in returned fees? Economist and political scientist William Gumede explains McKinsey’s role in “the wasted decade.”