The Malcolm Forbes Award 2021

Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital


AWARD NAME: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2021

AWARD RECIPIENTS: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners

AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Pandora Papers”

AWARD SPONSOR: Forbes Magazine

Another tour de force by ICIJ, “The Pandora Papers” brought together journalists from dozens of news organizations to rummage through a treasure trove of more than 11 million leaked documents showing how money and power operate in the 21st century. Their work looked at how hundreds of government officials and wealthy individuals, including King Abdullah of Jordan and the president of the Czech Republic, hid their assets in offshore havens from the British Virgin Islands to, more surprisingly, places like South Dakota. The judges were impressed by the scope, depth and impact of the project, which toppled politicians and inspired legislation to crack down on money laundering.

Link to the winning work:

Citation for Excellence:
The Wall Street Journal
“Inside China’s Corporate Crackdown”