Corruption · Information operations · Information Warfare · Kazakhstan

Kazakh Officer Fired Over Gangland Jargon In New Year’s Message


 January 03, 2019 08:40 GMT By RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service ASTANA — A Kazakh police officer who proudly called the Central Asian nation’s police forces a “gang” in a New Year’s greeting has been sacked. A Kazakh Interior Ministry spokesman, Almas Sadubaev, said on Facebook on January 3 that the officer, identified as A.R. Tastaibekov, had been fired and… Continue reading Kazakh Officer Fired Over Gangland Jargon In New Year’s Message

Information operations · Information Warfare · Ukraine

Kateryna Handzyuk, Outspoken Critic Of Ukrainian Police Corruption, Dies After Acid Attack


“Kateryna Handzyuk was a fearless activist who fought against police corruption in Ukraine. Then she was attacked with acid. For the last 3 months she fought for her life from a hospital bed. Today, she succumbed to her wounds. She was 33.” KYIV — Kateryna Handzyuk, a Ukrainian civic activist and adviser to the mayor… Continue reading Kateryna Handzyuk, Outspoken Critic Of Ukrainian Police Corruption, Dies After Acid Attack

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Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: This Week’s Highlights From OCCRP


Donate & Support The Fight Against Corruption OCCRP on iPhone  |  OCCRP on Android Malta, A Modern Smugglers’ Hideout From the Daphne Project: Malta’s central Mediterranean location makes it prime smuggler territory, but it has other charms as well. Shell companies proliferate there. Vessels change names and ownership with ease, swapping national flags from Togo to… Continue reading Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: This Week’s Highlights From OCCRP

Corruption · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Morning Vertical — December 27, 2017


Brian Whitmore’s column, today, is particularly insightful.  Navalny’s mere presence creates a conundrum for the Kremlin in that he represents anti-corruption. In other words, Navalny is the polar opposite of Putin.  He’s been smeared in the press, he’s been attacked with dye, he’s had false charges make him ineligible for a legal Russian presidential bid,… Continue reading The Morning Vertical — December 27, 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Kremlin Terrified Of Navalny


The Kremlin, United Russia, President Putin, and the Russian leadership is officially terrified of the threat that Navalny poses to the kleptocracy in place in Russia.  Navalny represents legality, goodness, and the end to the corruption that festers in Russia like an oozing ulcerated wound caused by the lawlessness of the Russian leadership.   The below… Continue reading Kremlin Terrified Of Navalny

Corruption · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Poligarchs, Oligarchs, and Stooges of the Paradise Papers


By Masha Gessen November 6, 2017 More than three hundred and eighty journalists have been studying an untold number of pages contained in millions of leaked files now known as the Paradise Papers, which detail the offshore assets and tax-avoidance mechanisms of a number of large corporations and super-rich individuals. These journalists are now producing dozens of… Continue reading The Poligarchs, Oligarchs, and Stooges of the Paradise Papers

Corruption · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

This Week’s Highlights From OCCRP – 18 October 2017


Donate & Support The Fight Against Corruption OCCRP on iPhone  |  OCCRP on Android OCCRP Condemns the Murder of Maltese Reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) strongly condemns the murder of Maltese investigative reporter and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Want to take down #corruption? Support #FreePress? Become an OCCRP patron. News Highlights The Latest… Continue reading This Week’s Highlights From OCCRP – 18 October 2017