The Cricket in Times Square


We all hear similar sounds. .. but what do we listen to? A Masai community leader was invited to New York for a symposium.ln Times Square, amidst all the blaring of horns and bustle of humanity,he grabbed his host and said, “| hear a cricket!” He then slowly crossedthe street to where some shrubs were growing. He looked into the bushes,beneath the branches, and to his friend’s great amazement, there was asmall cricket. “That’s impossible!” exclaimed his friend. “You must have super-human hearing!” “Not quite,” said the Masai. “My ears are no differentfrom yours. ltjustdepends on what you’re listening for.” … Continue reading The Cricket in Times Square

ICIJ Update – Shell, Dirty Gold, Tax Justice Network, FinCEN Files


We’ve got the mining industry on our minds this week at ICIJ. That’s because a regular character from past investigations has been back in the headlines. You may remember Israeli tycoon Dan Gertler from Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, and Swiss … Continue reading ICIJ Update – Shell, Dirty Gold, Tax Justice Network, FinCEN Files