Top 6 workshops from NICAR 2017

Read out from the world's best data journalism gathering.

Mining the UK register of beneficial ownership

Insights from our dive into the world's first register of corporate control.

Why we published the data behind Hostile Takeover

Publishing the data and research tools we used to investigate crony capitalism in Cambodia is key to Global Witness's mission

A quick look at offshore property ownership in England & Wales

The Land Registry has just published the details of all properties and land owned by offshore companies in England and Wales.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

Follow the Money does a stellar job at portraying some of the mechanisms of corruption that we at Global Witness are all too familiar with.

Google Trends in tax avoidance and tax evasion

Public interest in corporate accountability and tax justice issues in the wake of the Panama Leaks.

Is the NHS safe in Cameron's hands?

Data from NHS England shows A&E waiting times have substantially deteriorated under the Conservatives.

Open data at Global Witness in 2016

Open data can make the world a better place, but only if we know how to use it.

Ingredients of an open data investigation

How Global Witness used OpenCorporates data to investigate corruption in the Burmese jade industry.

Scraping PDF tables using ScraperWiki and Open Refine

How to scrape PDFs using ScraperWiki's PDF extract tool and OpenRefine. We use a UK sanctions list of investment targets in Myanmar as an example.