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CORRECTIV is the first non-profit newsroom in the German-speaking region. We’re investigating injustice and abuses of power. We’re promoting media literacy and are implementing educational programs.

Investigative. Independent.
Non-profit.

CORRECTIV is the first non-profit newsroom in the German-speaking region. We’re investigating injustice and abuses of power. We’re promoting media literacy and are implementing educational programs.

NURSES FOR SALE
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NURSES FOR SALE

An unsettling business: how agents are commoditizing foreign nurses for German healthcare
NURSES FOR SALE
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NURSES FOR SALE

Un negocio brutal: intermediarios alemanes usan prácticas dudosas que convierten a las enfermeras extranjeras en una mercancía
No Filter for the Right
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No Filter for the Right

How Right-Wing recruiters use Instagram to attract young people
Grand Theft Europe
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Grand Theft Europe

Fraudsters are every year robbing Europe’s citizens of €50 billion in tax money. A Europe-wide investigation by 63 journalists from 30 countries, coordinated by CORRECTIV.
The CumEx Files
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The CumEx Files

How Europe’s taxpayers have been swindled of €55 billion.
The Heartland Lobby
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The Heartland Lobby

An undercover investigation from CORRECTIV reveals how the American Heartland Institute is supporting climate change deniers in Germany with the goal of undermining climate protection measures.
Ratzinger and the Pedophile Priest
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Ratzinger and the Pedophile Priest

A priest convicted of sexually abusing children says that, on a winter day, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is standing on his doorstep. Now, an investigation conducted by CORRECTIV and Frontal21 reveals the ties of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with the priest. The stories shared by alleged victims who came forward during the investigation show how the Catholic Church’s prosecution of sexual abuse within its own ranks is insufficient.
A Kick On Pills – Painkillers in Football
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A Kick On Pills – Painkillers in Football

The abuse of painkillers is a major issue in football. A year-long investigation. Interviews with over 150 people, including players, doctors and experts. A survey with more than 1,100 participants from German amateur football leagues. The #KickonPills investigation by CORRECTIV and the ARD Doping Editorial Team sheds light on a system that sidelines health for wealth.
The President and the Arms Dealer
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The President and the Arms Dealer

A story of international arms deals – and expensive gifts in Berlin. A CORRECTIV investigation with public broadcaster ZDF’s Frontal21 and Stern magazine.
Frontex: watching the watchers
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Frontex: watching the watchers

Shortly before the European elections, the EU rushed through a reform of the border agency Frontex. The agency is becoming more powerful than ever. Hardly anyone can control whether the agency respects basic rights of refugees. Whether or not it really tries to save lives at sea. Nonetheless, transparency activists try their best – in their very own way. A joint investigation with the ARD magazine Report Munich.
Black Sites Turkey
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Black Sites Turkey

In a near-repeat of the CIA’s ‘extraordinary renditions’, the regime of Turkish president Erdoğan is kidnapping dozens of members of the Gülen movement from around the world. Victims are now raising a serious accusation: secret torture sites are part of the repression. A team of nine media organizations from eight countries, coordinated by CORRECTIV, investigates.
In the hands of the mafia
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In the hands of the mafia

Italy is a leading exporter of tomatoes, raking in billions of euros every year. The workers in the fields earn very little. Sexual abuse of female workers is widespread. Compared to Spain and Morocco, their situation is worse as the mafia is holding a tight grip on the region’s labour.
The dark side of Morocco’s booming agricultural exports
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The dark side of Morocco’s booming agricultural exports

Just like in Spain, female workers on Morocco’s fruit and vegetable fields are subject to wide-spread sexual abuse. But in one aspect, their situation is different.
Rape in the fields
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Rape in the fields

Harassed, insulted and raped – that is everyday for thousands of women working in tomato and strawberry fields of Spain, Italy and Morocco. The vegetables and fruits they harvest are sold in German supermarkets and all over Europe. First part of our investigation of workers’ sexual abuse in Spain, Morocco and Italy.
Data analysis: users find questionable information on the coronavirus especially on Youtube and disseminate it via Whatsapp
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Data analysis: users find questionable information on the coronavirus especially on Youtube and disseminate it via Whatsapp

CORRECTIV.Faktencheck has evaluated more than 1,800 reader submissions on possible disinformation about the coronavirus. The analysis shows that Whatsapp is the most common dissemination channel for questionable information – and Youtube is the place where it can be found. What are social media companies doing about it?
EU Banking Authority on Cum-Ex Trades: No coordination between national supervisors
CumEx Files

EU Banking Authority on Cum-Ex Trades: No coordination between national supervisors

The CumEx Files, an investigation led by CORRECTIV, revealed €55bn in international tax fraud. After publication, the EU Parliament demanded that the European Banking Authority investigate how the so-called dividend arbitrage trades had been possible and what supervisors and regulators had done to prevent them. Now the EBA has released its report and action plan.
How is coronavirus impacting you? We want to listen.
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How is coronavirus impacting you? We want to listen.

With our CrowdNewsroom we provide a platform for you to share experiences and tips. You can help us report how the COVID-19 crisis affects your job.
Wanted: Influencer, Young, Right-wing
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Wanted: Influencer, Young, Right-wing

The New Right is putting a lot of effort into building up a network of media outlets and influencers, very often used to spread disinformation. Young YouTubers like Niklas Lotz, with his channel “Neverforgetniki”, or Naomi Seibt benefit from this. We reveal who lent a hand in their ascent.
Grand Theft Europe – The News Game
Grand Theft Europe

Grand Theft Europe – The News Game

Dive into the world of VAT fraudsters
How the UK is combating VAT fraud
Grand Theft Europe

How the UK is combating VAT fraud

When it comes to combating VAT carousel fraud, the UK has been the EU’s most successful member. Rod Stone, a former tax investigator, explains.

Fact Checking

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