Enemies of the (Corrupt) People

April 20, 2017

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A man looks at a banner with portraits of (left to right) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Russian Prime Minister Putin and a sign reading "Next in line" during an authorized opposition rally at Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow on March 13, 2011.

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Andrey Smirnov

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Disrupting the Kleptocrat's Playbook, one investigative report at a time

After decades when democracy was on the rise, the current trend seems to be of aspiring autocrats riding populist waves to power, and then misusing that power to amass wealth for themselves and their families. Forget what President Donald Trump says about journalists being the "Enemy of the People," says Drew Sullivan, head of the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project — investigative reporting has never been more important.

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