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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.

EPISODE 5 NOW AVAILABLE

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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EPISODE 1

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.

 

 

 

EPISODE 2

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.”

 

 
 
 

EPISODE 3 - English

A career civil servant-turned-whistleblower in Spain found herself battling a nationwide political machine, facing death threats and hiding in a foreign country for years. This is Ana Garrido’s story.
 
 
 
 

EPISODE 3 - Spanish

Una funcionaria pública de carrera, convertida en denunciante de actos ilícitos en España, se encontró luchando contra una maquinaria política nacional, enfrentando amenazas de muerte y escondiéndose en un país extranjero durante años. Esta es la historia de Ana Garrido.
 
 
 

EPISODE 4

 

Johannes Stefansson alleged that the company he worked for paid bribes to gain access to Namibia’s fishing grounds. Years later, he reflects on the Fishrot case—and his suspected poisoning.