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Investigative Journalism



In this course, you will learn about complex financial data, interpreting the economy of transactions, understand more about why and how legal frameworks may or may not deal with secrecy mechanisms, and understand more about aggressive tax planning, tax evasions, law, accounting and journalism and explore how to interpret and understand complex information on finance and financial transactions, including the workings of intricate global networks of businesses and webs of ownerships, including those registered in tax havens.

You can take this course in two different ways

The course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the global networks of journalists that are helping reveal corruption, illicit financial flows and tax avoidance. In this case, there is no fee to take the course nor certificate at the end of the course. The course is simply a resource of texts, videos etc. that anyone can draw on for self-learning or perhaps use in other educational activities.

It is possible to take the full course signing up for an individual course in the masters in journalism at OsloMet. You can read more and apply for admission on the following website:

Editors in chief

Roy Krøvel

Roy Krøvel is a professor of journalism at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and coordinates the research project Making Transparency Possible financed by The Research Council of Norway. He also heads the research group Media, War and Conflict at Oslo Metropolitan University. Krøvel is a civil engineer and holds a PhD in History.

Mona Thowsen

Mona Thowsen is the secretary general of Publish What You Pay Norway (PWYP Norway), is a specialized organisation that seeks to hinder illicit financial flows in the extractive industries through special investigations, public dialogue and promote realistic policy proposals to governments. It is the Norwegian chapter of the international Publish What You Pay network with over 700 member organisations worldwide. She holds a master in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on illigal drug trafic and the effect on institutions.

Media Editor

Emma Vestli

Masters degree in Media Studies from The University of Oslo. E-learning advisor and media producer at Oslo Metropolitan University. Working with current and forthcoming projects at


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