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International undercover operations. Informants. Hidden camera tape. It all comes together in Al Jazeera Investigates, where we take you inside the network's biggest stories.

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International undercover operations. Informants. Hidden camera tape. It all comes together in Al Jazeera Investigates, where we take you inside the network's biggest stories.

    The Cyprus Papers Undercover: The Aftermath

    The Cyprus Papers Undercover: The Aftermath

    Inside the story that rocked Europe’s 'Golden Passport' program.

    The European Union has launched infringement procedures following an explosive report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. In a daring undercover operation, our team posed as representatives of a fictional, Chinese criminal looking to buy his way into Cyprus. What we discovered enraged citizens, forced powerful politicians to step down and left the government in Cyprus with no choice but to abolish its passport for investment scheme.

    • 23 min
    The Cyprus Papers

    The Cyprus Papers

    Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has obtained a major leak of documents we're calling The Cyprus Papers. They show that convicted criminals and fugitives are using Cyprus’ "golden passport" scheme to buy their way into the EU. Host Kevin Hirten takes you inside the investigation with the team that broke the story.

    • 31 min
    How to Sell a Massacre: Al Jazeera Investigates Extra

    How to Sell a Massacre: Al Jazeera Investigates Extra

    It’s been called journalism’s most audacious sting.

    A right-wing political party caught red-handed by Al Jazeera, soliciting funds and advice from the NRA on how to get guns back into Australia.

    Host Kevin Hirten talks to the investigative unit’s Executive Producer Peter Charley about his new book based on the award-winning documentary How to Sell A Massacre.

    • 21 min
    Anatomy of a Bribe: Al Jazeera Investigates Extra

    Anatomy of a Bribe: Al Jazeera Investigates Extra

    One of the world’s most fertile fishing grounds is beset by scandal. Al Jazeera goes undercover to expose how foreign companies get a corrupt cut of a priceless natural resource in Namibia. Host Kevin Hirten sits down with producer James Kleinfeld to break down the “Anatomy of a Bribe” that engulfed a nation.

    • 26 min
    Diplomats for Sale: Part 4

    Diplomats for Sale: Part 4

    A businessman, $450,000 and a promise. It all comes together in Part 4, but dealing Diplomatic passports would end up sending shock waves across the political spectrum in Dominica. It started with a single call. And then a snap general election is announced. 

    • 20 min
    Diplomats for Sale: Part 3

    Diplomats for Sale: Part 3

    We knew that people were buying diplomatic passports. We even had an idea about how they were doing it. But in order to get the full story, we had to try to buy one. In part three of our investigative series, we send someone undercover to try to purchase an ambassadorship.

    • 24 min

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