Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw is a British journalist specialising in human rights, political corruption, financial, organised crime reporting, and transnational investigative projects, especially on Turkey.

His work has featured in leading international media, such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, L’Espresso, Expresso, Der Spiegel, De Correspondent, Cumhuriyet and others.

Notable cross-border projects include European Investigative Collaborations' Football Leaks, Malta Files and Billions for Borders; ICIJ's Offshore Secrets, and other independent projects like Mafia in Africa, and Mafia in Africa 2.

Around 2015, Craig began publishing reports on Turkey for The Black Sea. This later developed into a small investigative team, which, in summer 2016, joined EIC's Football Leaks investigation. These reports, published in December 2016, revealed not only dirty deals of Turkish football, but also the political and criminal connections of the family behind Doyen Sports, the principal actors in Football Leaks data. The project was nominated for numerous country and international awards.

He was the initiator on EIC network's next project, Malta Files, published five months after Football leaks, in May 2017. Malta Files is cross-border investigation into how international companies and politicians use Malta as a pirate base for tax avoidance and secrecy in the EU. He led The Black Sea's team on this that exposed, for the first time, how the Turkey's political elite used Malta to hide wealth and dirty deals; among them the families of President Erdoğan, and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.

He was the co-coordinator for EIC's fourth investigative project: "Billions for Borders: How the EU pays Turkey to keep out refugees." The reporting uncovered details of the highly secret arrangement between EU agencies implementing the bloc's refugee plan and Turkey .

Other reporting for The Black Sea includes journalistic collaborations into the theft of billions from a Portuguese-Angolan bank; the Mafia connections of an Italian ambassador to the UN; and several pieces on Turkey with Der Spiegel magazine.

Twitter: @cpshaw

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