From the Document: "As the 2016 Panama Papers, 2017 Paradise Papers, 2017 Azerbaijan Laundromat, and 2020 Luanda Leaks have shown, collaborative investigative journalism initiatives are key to linking the complex pieces of information that help explain and expose transnational kleptocracy. While many traditional media outlets have struggled in recent years to adopt journalistic models capable of responding to the multifaceted nature of cross-border kleptocracy, the collaborative platforms have demonstrated their impact in this regard. When the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic hit in early 2020, investigative journalists all over the world launched efforts to track and expose potential avenues for corruption, given the vast amounts of aid to be disbursed in very short order to meet emergency public health needs. The potential for the conditions associated with the pandemic to turbocharge kleptocracy is considerable."
National Endowment for Democracy; International Forum for Democratic Studies
National Endowment for Democracy: https://www.ned.org/