“How can you know if a device is potentially harmful?” American satirist John Oliver questioned the medical device industry this week looking at metal hips, mesh and our Implant Files investigation. Watch it all on YouTube. “This system clearly needs reform,” he said.
Rick Raemisch has a strong message for immigration authorities in the United States: “Putting people who have not been convicted of a crime in solitary confinement is just wrong.” Raemisch led the corrections department in Colorado where he spearheaded the state’s effort to limit the use of solitary confinement. He says the use of isolation is immoral, unethical and “torture” that could be stopped.
We take a look at how one of the world’s largest banks – Deutsche Bank – helped shield the identities and machinations of the world’s rich and powerful. The bank’s former subsidiary Regula pops up in our documents regularly – from Swiss Leaks, to Panama Papers and Paradise Papers. The ‘nominee’ or ‘dummy’ company appears on the paperwork of an offshore company as a director or shareholder – meaning the real owner's identity is hidden.
Our ICIJ team is growing! We spoke with our new training manager, Jelena Cosic, about her time as a reporter in Serbia and the investigations she’s worked on. She says it’s always important to emphasize the bigger picture.
And… we’re hiring a senior data reporter. So if data and journalism is your thing – get in touch!
Until next week!
ICIJ's community engagement editor