INVESTIGATIONS

ORTE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 3: Farmers with their tractors gather near the A1 highway to protest against EU agriculture policies, on February 3, 2024 in Orte, Italy. Farmers and agricultural workers are holding protests across Europe and various part of Italy to protest against EU agriculture policies.

Farmers Protest, Who Gains?

Angry farmers seized the political agenda across Europe but how many of their actual demands reached the negotiating table? We profile the power brokers who turned protests to their advantage

Desert Dumps

Europe supports, finances and is directly involved in clandestine operations in North African countries to dump tens of thousands of Black people in the desert or remote areas each year to prevent them from coming to the EU.

Brain waste

Analysis of data previously unavailable to journalists reveals exclusion of skilled migrants from the jobs Europe most needs to fill to prevent economic decline

Sink the Boats

The UK government is paying France to ‘Stop the Boats’. Now first-time footage reveals French police have violently intercepted dinghies sailing for Britain, risking the lives of people on board

Smoke and Lies

Visual investigation reconstructs the unseen events which saw 40 people suffocate to death in a migrant detention centre fire in Ciudad Juárez, disproving official account

Automating Distrust

Digital profiling of Dutch low income, minority neighbourhoods spirals, series of local investigations reveals

METHODOLOGIES / BACKLIGHT

Brain Waste Methodology

How we investigated the scale of brain waste, who is most affected, its causes, costs, and potential solutions

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