Some work we are proud about

We are involved in many investigative journalism projects and maintain several follow the money databases. Here is an incomplete list of some of our work.

In the future, we will publish more in-depth case studies for some of our collaborations with our partners, so stay tuned and come back!

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Screenshot of project Die Ökogas-Lüge

CORRECTIV | 4/16/2024

Die Ökogas-Lüge

What it is about

Gas suppliers across Germany are advertising "climate-neutral natural gas" - but they are not keeping their promises, as CORRECTIV now reveals. Supposedly protected forests are being cut down and even gas-fired power plants are being expanded. How companies are deceiving hundreds of thousands of customers and fueling the climate crisis.

How we contributed

We cross-referenced the German Marktstammdatenregister with the emission compensation projects databases of VERRA and Gold Standard using our followthemoney data engineering stack.

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Screenshot of project Die Migrations-Manager

FragDenStaat | 5/19/2023

Die Migrations-Manager

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Screenshot of project Effizient und dezent: Wer ist das ICMPD?

ZDF Magazin Royale | 5/19/2023

Effizient und dezent: Wer ist das ICMPD?

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Screenshot of project How an EU-funded agency is working to keep migrants from reaching Europe

Coda | 5/31/2023

How an EU-funded agency is working to keep migrants from reaching Europe

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Screenshot of project Who receives EU farm subsidies?

FragDenStaat | 12/1/2022

Who receives EU farm subsidies?

The aim of farmsubsidy.org is to obtain detailed data relating to payments and recipients of farm subsidies in every EU member state and make this data available in a way that is useful to European citizens. Farmsubsidy.org is run by FragDenStaat, the central contact for all questions relating to freedom of information in Germany.

In cooperation with WDR, NDR, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Correctiv, Der Standard, IrpiMedia, Reporter.lu, Reporters United, Expresso, Follow The Money and Gazeta Wyborcza, FragDenStaat analysed the data and published stories jointly.

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Screenshot of project Who receives court donations in germany?

CORRECTIV | 2/15/2023

Who receives court donations in germany?

Every year, judges and public prosecutors distribute millions of euros from discontinued criminal proceedings. They are free to decide which associations receive money. However, the lack of transparency has been criticized for years. Around 50,000 funded organizations can now be searched in an updated CORRECTIV database.

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Screenshot of project Who receives EU security and military funding?

opensecuritydata.eu

Who receives EU security and military funding?

Open Security Data Europe is a public platform aimed at tracking and displaying how the European Union spends money on security-related projects, including on topics related to policing, border control, counter-terrorism and cybersecurity, as well as weapons and other military equiptment. The platform is a tool for journalists, researchers, civil society organizations and others to better understand the growing investments of the European Union in security.

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Screenshot of project Who gets paid by the pharmaceutical industry?

FollowTheGrant | 12/14/2020

Who gets paid by the pharmaceutical industry?

Over the past three years, the project has evaluated more than 4.9 million medical articles from 27,000 journals worldwide, including work by around 8.5 million authors. The project database is available for further research.

The project revealed that conflicts of interest are widely underreported in scientific literature. It identified examples of failure to disclose conflicts of interest and showed which companies are heavily involved in research that has conflicts of interest.

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Screenshot of project Where do our old sneakers end up?

flip. | NDR | DIE ZEIT | 11/2/2021

Where do our old sneakers end up?

What happens to the millions of shoes we discard every year? We have bugged old sneakers from celebrities. A GPS investigation into one of the biggest waste problems of our time.

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Screenshot of project Scraper collection for documents from regional parliaments in Germany

FragDenStaat

Scraper collection for documents from regional parliaments in Germany

Mit einem neuen Projekt wollen wir zentrale Dokumente der Demokratie besser zugänglich machen. Dokukratie bietet u.a. den Zugriff auf kleine Anfragen aller Bundesländer – und kann einfach weiterverwendet werden.

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