The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of reporters who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers. Duncan was a founder member of the organisation.

For the past 15 months, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been undertaking in a massive global project to reveal the faces behind the secretive world of offshores and tax havens. It has involved over 50 journalists in dozens of countries analysing over a million files. Duncan was the Data Manager for the project, cleaning and reconstructing the data for use by journalists worldwide. He also contributed stories published for the ICIJ and in the Guardian. Click here to read more

During 2000 and 2001, a team of reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists broke a series of landmark stories exposing how leading tobacco companies worked with criminal networks to smuggle cigarettes around the world.

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Duncan contributed to the ICIJ's  two-year investigation into the increasing tide of private military companies' involvement in war. The reports reveal the multibillion dollar industries' close ties with government officials and lack of accountability for lives lost.

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In 2008, Duncan assisted the ICIJ's major investigation into the multibillion pound global industry of black market tobacco. The project revealed how the sale of illegal cigarettes funds organised crime and terrorism, and is occasionally encouraged by Big Tobacco.

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Other stories


How the plotters slipped U.S. net

Spy networks failed to detect email and satellite conversations used to plot the attack on the US - and now America wants to know what went wrong.

By Duncan Campbell

October 10, 2001

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