About the network
Lighthouse Reports is an award-winning international investigative newsroom working with some of the world’s leading media on deeply-reported public interest investigations. They focus on opportunities to push forward accountability reporting through collaborative journalism.
Lighthouse Reports builds teams around topics, pulling in journalists from media organisations to work with specialists (data science, open source, FOIA, money trails, visual forensics) on major cross-border investigations. They’ve identified a formula for tackling complex topics in ways that deliver fresh stories to diverse audiences and trigger systemic change.
While they are not a publisher, they are the investigative and project management team behind some of the most powerful accountability journalism out there. Their work lives through their partners, where it appears as stories that address audiences of millions of people consuming media on platforms they know and trust.
Frontex and the pirate ship – The EU’s border agency Frontex and the Maltese government are systematically sharing coordinates of refugee boats trying to escape Libya with a vessel operated by a militia linked to Russia, human trafficking, war crimes and smuggling.
The West’s Next Plastics Dump – As Southeast Asia bans plastic waste imports, rich countries are offloading their plastic waste in even more vulnerable places – where citizens are too afraid to say no.
The Crotone Cover Up – Italy lied about its role in a shipwreck that killed 94 people – including 35 children – and the EU border agency Frontex helped cover it up.
Suspicion Machines – Unprecedented experiment on welfare surveillance algorithm reveals discrimination.
Reconstructing the Melilla Massacre – Visual evidence, testimony, ground reporting reveal Spain and Morocco lies.
Syria’s “Bloody” Phosphates – Secret trade with EU enriches Assad regime and evades sanctions.
Unmasking Europe’s Shadow Armies – Shocking evidence links violence against asylum seekers in EU to state security.
Size: 20 - 50 members
Geographical focus: International
Type of members: Freelancers, Media outlets, Staff journalists
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: Yes
- Organized crime
- Politics / policy / democracy
- Social issues
- United Kingdom
- Community outreach / audience development
- Data analysis / vizualisation
- Editorial support / project management
- Investigative journalism
- Multilingual journalism
- Osint, Money Trails, Visual Forensics
Support/join our network
- Collaborate on editorial projects