As #Deliveroo prepares a multibillion-pound stock market flotation that could net its chief executive as much as £500m, our investigation finds many riders are paid less than the minimum wage. Sometimes earnings drop as low as £2 an hour
We collected and analysed thousands of invoices from #Deliveroo riders across the country. Deliveroo say riders earn £13 per hour during their busiest times. But one in three of the riders we sampled made less than the adult minimum wage of £8.72
One year ago, our world changed. The @WHO declared the rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak was officially a pandemic.
Throughout the crisis, our reporters have dug into the systematic issues undermining the battle against the virus. Twelve months on, what have we found?
We exposed how Europe’s mishandling of the coronavirus turned the region into the epicentre of the pandemic. Our investigation revealed how complacency, confusion and a lack of cooperation thrust Europe into crisis. thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2020-0…
We revealed how patients are dying from a lack of oxygen across sub-Saharan Africa due to the business practices and high prices charged by two European gas companies dominating the region's market. thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2020-0…
“What is your price?” our reporter was asked via text - by an employee of an agency, @Engage_BCW, working for BAT in Kenya. He wanted our man to hand over everything we had on the tobacco company
“Often when you try to expose a scandal of a government officer here they will send a public relations person...to see if you can drop the story or cut a deal,” the reporter said. “It is normally expected that an agency representing a multinational will be more professional"
2020 is a year many people around the world will be glad to see the back of. Here @TBIJ we can’t deny it’s been tough - but we’ve also felt the urgent need for public interest journalism on global, systemic issues. Over coming days we'll be looking back at a very busy 12 months…
We launched a global health investigative team in March - they sure had their work cut out. We've investigated systemic issues that #coronavirus threw into sharp relief, starting with the world's opaque and fragile drug supply chains: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2043…
Our investigation into Europe’s chaotic response to the early days of the pandemic led to a strong response from the EU Health Commissioner, and helped prompt an official inquiry thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2020-0…
Kicking it off, Zuckerberg apparently threatening to pull Facebook’s investment from the UK, which Hancock responded to with an olive branch: shifting from “threatening regulation” to offering Facebook a chance to collaborate on “proportionate and innovation-friendly” legislation
Determined for "a new beginning" for the government's relationship with social media platforms, Hancock made clear he sought “increased dialogue” with Zuckerberg, in order to show he has support from Facebook at “the highest level”
Momentous week here as we say goodbye to our longest-running investigative project. Here’s a look back at 10 years of revelations behind ‘Shadow Wars’, and how we exposed the failings and wrongdoing of the world’s most powerful military and security forces thebureauinvestigates.com/blog/2020-09-0…
When we first started, there was a complete lack of official data on when and where US war on terror air strikes were being carried out, and who was being killed in them. So, it became clear we would have to build our own datasets of strikes and casualties from scratch
And soon, we were the go-to place for information. Our datasets were visited hundreds of thousands of times and we were cited thousands of times in publications by Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, UN special rapporteurs, etc.
The #RussiaReport, which we tried to get released before the election, is out. It says Russian influence is the "new normal." UK 'enablers' (lawyers, bankers and PR agents) who make this happen are key.
Here's a thread on what it says and how we are digging into this.
Russia's wealthy elite has poured money into the UK and we welcomed this with open arms, the report says. But there is little scrutiny, illicit funds multiplied and London is now described as a 'laundromat.'
Russian money has fuelled a boom in professional enablers, who lobby for Russian interests, many of them connected directly to President Vladimir Putin.
THREAD: One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies @InsidePMI claims it wants to end smoking and switch people to “reduced risk” products. It has hired expensive PR, advertising and lobbying firms to help it “Unsmoke The World” #SmokeScreen#Dispatches
@InsidePMI Tonight we show the “Unsmoke” campaign is in fact a marketing drive for its new heated tobacco product Iqos and a blatant attempt to detoxify its brand so it can influence policy and regulation #Dispatches#SmokeScreen
@InsidePMI Iqos releases fewer cancer-causing chemicals than cigarettes but does have health risks. Experts fear glossy advertising and glamorous launch events will entice non-smokers to start using it too, addicting them to nicotine #SmokeScreen#Dispatches
BREAKING: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has launched an urgent legal challenge aimed at forcing the government to publish the report examining alleged Russian interference in British politics crowdjustice.com/case/releaseth…
On September 23, 2018, an airstrike on a house in an Afghan village killed 11 children from the same family. The US military denied carrying it out. That denial was false. Here’s how we know...
Masih Mubarez lost his wife, all seven of his children and four young relatives. Determined to find out who had killed his family, he took photos of their destroyed home and weapon fragments at the scene which he passed to our Afghan reporter
From the image metadata, we got the coordinates of Masih’s home in the village of Mullah Hafiz. Satellite images confirmed the house had been attacked, with the damage consistent with an airstrike. The left image shows where the bodies were found, the right shows the damage