Profil

Frederik Richter

Managing Editor
Schwerpunkt Korruption, Betrug, Organisierte Kriminalität

Für Frederik muss eine gute Recherche Grenzen überschreiten. Zwischen Ländern, aber vor allem auch die zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft. Ihn treibt die Frage um, wie deutsche und europäische Konzerne weltweit durch Korruption die Demokratie untergraben und die deutsche Politik dabei wegschaut. Ein guter Journalist ist für ihn also ein Fremder: Nur wer nicht dazugehört, kann die richtigen Fragen stellen.

Vor seinem Einstieg bei CORRECTIV 2015 hat Frederik zehn Jahre im Nahen Osten und Südostasien als Korrespondent der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters und als freier Journalist gearbeitet. In Bahrain deckte er einen Bankenskandal auf und berichtete über den arabischen Frühling. Heute bekommt er ständig Post von Anwälten – und würde lieber wie damals nachts am Telefon angeschrien werden. Das Tränengas hingegen vermisst er nicht.

Frederik hört gern den Verlierern eines Geschäfts zu, liest bei Bilanzen zuerst die Fußnoten und leidet an der Berufskrankheit Aktensucht.

E-Mail: frederik.richter(at)correctiv.org
Twitter: @frederikrichter

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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.

Corruption

Hide and seek

Transparency International claims to lead the global fight against corruption. But there are gaping holes in the financial accounts of its own multi-million euro anti-corruption conference. In 2012, the event was held in Brazil and partly funded by German taxpayer money. Yet there is no comprehensive account for the event. Some corporate sponsoring was kept off-the-books altogether.

Corruption

Shedding light on TI

An investigation by CORRECT!V and German business daily Handelsblatt has unearthed gaping holes in the financial reporting of Transparency International. TI has been organising its International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) without proper accounting. Sponsors' fees paid by corrupt companies have been kept off-the-books. In one case, Transparency presents a Thai-language document with little relevance to the IACC as a conference audit. In this article we document both our research and also the crucial questions that remain unanswered.

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The Hidden Fleet

At sea, humans are just one commodity among many. The smugglers of the Mediterranean load up their cargo ships with drugs, weapons – and refugees. We went in search of their ships and their shell corporations. The trail took us from the Middle East to Piraeus and Hamburg.

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Spat over Germany’s ‘best-ever world cup team camp’

World cup winner Germany stayed at the Campo Bahia team camp in Brazil. The hotel was built by German fashion entrepreneur Christian Hirmer. A business man living in Brazil has now sued Hirmer, alleging breach of contract. The complaint for the first time sheds light on the project and how much the German federation has spent for its stay, approximately 65 000 euros per day.