Miranda Patrucic, Khadija Sharife, and Paul Radu

April 30, 2021 - 11:30am
Survival of the Fittest: Sustaining a Global, Independent Nonprofit Media Organization in the 21st Century

Khadija Sharife, Senior Editor for Africa, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief for Central Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Paul Radu,  Co-founder and Chief, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Zoom Linkhttps://yale.zoom.us/j/3713192937
Co-sponsored by the Yale Global Justice Program

About Khadija Sharife

Based in South Africa, Khadija Sharife is an award-winning investigative journalist and senior editor for Africa at Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Sharife is the former director of the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers (PPLAAF) and currently also a board member of Finance Uncovered. She has worked with forums including the Pan-African Parliament, the African Union, the OECD, and UNEP. Her work is focused on illicit financial flows, natural resources, and political economy. She is the author of “Tax Us If You Can: Africa” and currently a Yale Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

About Miranda Patrucic 

Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is deputy editor in chief for Central Asia. She most recently worked on the award-winning Plunder and Patronage in the Heart of Central Asia and the Matraimov Kingdom investigations, which resulted in protests that brought down the government in Kyrgyzstan. She has worked on investigations that exposed billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan; revealed a €1.2 billion arms trade between Europe and the Gulf that fueled conflicts in the Middle East; and exposed ties between organized crime, government, and business in Montenegro.

About Paul Radu 

Paul Radu is co-founder and chief of innovation at OCCRP. He leads OCCRP’s major investigative projects, scopes regional expansion, and develops new strategies and technology to expose organized crime and corruption across borders. Paul initiated and led the award-winning Russian, Azerbaijani, and Troika Laundromat investigations, and coined the term “laundromat” to define large scale, all-purpose financial fraud vehicles that are used to launder billions of dollars. 

Award-winning South African journalist and Yale Poynter Fellow Khadija Sharife introduces and discusses elements of her work on corruption in Africa during a seven-part seminar series. Her seminars focus on famous whistleblower cases she has been involved in, the technology of leaks, corruption in the privatization of prisons and security, environmental crimes, and the practice and ethics of investigative journalism. All seminars are open to the public and available also as recordings on the Yale Global Justice Program video channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTrtGPHe8S-YHTmKf7GPUA/videos