13 The Malcolm Forbes Award 2014

Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

AWARD YEAR: 2014

AWARD NAME: The Malcom Forbes Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Stephen Grey and Reuters team

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Reuters

AWARD HONORED WORK: Comrade Capitalism

This series of nine stories showed how President Vladimir Putin and his billionaire friends control the Russian economy and siphon off billions of dollars for themselves. Reuters was the first news organization to document how contracts and money moved through offshore tax havens because it was able to obtain access to confidential bank and travel databases. The corruption extended even to the supply of a Russian rocket to the U.S. space program.