The Investigative Desk

Our Mission: To investigate the workings of power in businesses, governments and other institutions, and produce thorough stories about these workings, in order to stimulate the public debate and – if possible – spur the reform of unjust, illegal and abusive practices.

We are a co-operative of highly specialized investigative journalists. Our reporters focus on the defence & security, energy, food, pharmaceutical & healthcare, and tobacco industries. 

Media partners

We put much emphasis on professional and international collaboration, both in our research and in our publications. We believe this is the best way to strengthen our reporting and expand our readership.

Contact us

We focus our investigations on topics of concern to citizens across Europe and in other continents. We therefore actively seek collaboration with outstanding journalists whenever and wherever we can. We also welcome tips, leaks and suggestions for articles from the public, informed insiders and whistle-blowers (for whom we have a separate, secure communication channel).

Postal address:
De Coöperatie
T.a.v. The Investigative Desk
Gaasterlandstraat 3-5, 1079 RH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sponsors and funding partners

Our work is funded by philanthropic and scientific grants, donations, structural and project-related subsidies and publication fees. We are fully independent in the way we select and investigate our topics. Some of our funders have earmarked their donations to one of our specialised desks.

The Dutch tax authorities have awarded us the status of public benefit organisation (PBO). As a result, donations to our foundation are tax deductible.