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Another jam-packed email this week...  so you know, next week our reporter Will Fitzgibbon is taking over to tell you about a new investigation we're launching! It'll be very exciting! 


Ever had a burning question about how a government agency works? Or wondered what data is being collected about a certain topic? It’s not just reporters who use Freedom of Information requests to get access to data and stories. Our data reporter Karrie Kehoe takes you through six hot tips you should consider before FOI-ing the world. Imagine what you can find!!


It’s almost daily we get asked about the impact of the Panama Papers – and how we reached our recent $1.2 billion count of cash recovered by governments around the world. So we decided to break it down and show you country by country how we got there – and share even more details than before. It’s a huge team effort to reach that headline figure, which we couldn’t do without our network!


The medical device regulator in Australia (the Therapeutic Goods Administration) has given breast implant manufacturers until July 24 to respond to a proposed ban or suspension of 25 models of breast implants due to a higher risk of cancer. Research has shown there is a rare form of cancer that occurs most often in patients with rough-surfaced or textured implants. Confused? Read our explainer on the difference between smooth and textured


The fallout out from the Bribery Division is definitely going to continue for awhile (to understand why, read our Q&A with two veteran reporters on the topic). Last week it was Peru taking action. Authorities raided the house of the former first lady Nadine Heredia and 25 other properties that were allegedly linked to a massive gas pipeline constructed by Odebrecht.

Until next week!

Amy Wilson-Chapman
ICIJ's community engagement editor

Nike's tax bill

Nike’s sweetheart Dutch tax deal ignored ‘economic reality,’ EU says

How these veteran Odebrecht investigative reporters uncovered the truth

Raids in Peru target former first lady, law firms linked to Odebrecht pipeline

Implant Files honored with multiple awards around world

‘This must be immediately investigated’

European regulators poised to reveal limited implant safety data

Implant Files reporter’s own medical device ‘nightmare’

US presidential hopeful wants hearing into ‘appalling abuses’ of solitary confinement

Leak exposes millions of dollars in new payments in Odebrecht cash-for-contracts scandal

Explore Odebrecht’s hidden transactions

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime

European health ministers fight to postpone medical device safety laws

European health ministers fight to postpone medical device safety laws

Snap inspections reveal ‘egregious violations’ in ICE solitary confinement

Investigative journalists should develop ‘a video state of mind’



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