CORRECT!V is the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world. Its goal is to give citizens better access to information and move away from old models of newspaper business. It wants to make investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible. It does so by conducting its own investigations, while cooperating with traditional media outlets to publish stories. It will also publish stories on its own website and allow other newsrooms to republish CORRECT!V’s stories for free. CORRECT!V was founded in July 2014 and has its headquarters in Essen and an additional office in Berlin. Because the new team’s investigations have an international scope, most of CORRECT!V’s work is published in both German and English.

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Funded projects

Medicamentalia III - Contraceptives

In-depth investigation to show the differences in access to contraception between countries and how this gap affects women in their everyday lives.

Medicamentalia II - Vaccines

Medicamentalia II focuses on the analysis of development, marketing and delivery of vaccines to explain differences in access to health.


This project analyses and compares the prices of drugs used in the treatment of diseases across developing countries. What impact do patents have on prices, and have survival rates improved?

Mafia in Africa: How the Mafia Infiltrates the African Economy

The project investigates, maps, analyses and visualises Italian mafias’ investments and money laundering practices in Africa, and how has this changed precarious African economies and impacted communities.