Ill-Gotten is a series of compelling essays revealing graft and corruption at the highest levels of government and business. Featuring seven exposés on flagrant, large-scale corruption in China, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, the United States, South Africa, and France – as well as ongoing anti-corruption efforts to combat it – Ill-Gotten uncovers detailed patterns of collusion between business interests and unscrupulous politicians to amass obscene wealth and unlimited power.
Reporting on focused, local stories that have global implications, the Ill-Gotten project will appear primarily as an e-book, with individual chapters potentially appearing in partner publications. Ranging from Pulitzer Prize recipient Martha Mendoza to five-time winner of the Amnesty International Media Award Stephanie Nolen, series authors are high profile, world-renowned journalists with extensive reporting experience and expertise in their respective countries.
In collaboration with the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, the Global Reporting Centre is developing this project to address issues ranging from billion-dollar kickback schemes to corporate sponsorship of terrorist groups. With a team of award-winning journalists from around the world, Ill-Gotten aims to foster a sense of transparency and responsibility to expose and hold accountable those who profit from misery and largely operate above the law.