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Al Jazeera Investigates
Al Jazeera Podcasts
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.
Aug 9, 2021
The Men Who Sell Football: Part 3
Desperate to do a deal, Christopher Samuelson enlists the help of a former cop who’s prepared to push the limits of the law. This ‘dirty trickster’ claims he can get us phone records, private emails and even a new identity – all in the name of deceiving the football authorities and getting a deal done.
Aug 9, 2021
The Men Who Sell Football: Part 2
In this episode, master dealmaker, Christopher Samuelson, schools our undercover reporters in the dark arts of offshore finance. The I-Unit digs into his past as a money manager to some of Russia’s most powerful oligarchs. Plus, he reveals shocking new details about his role as a middleman in the sales of Reading FC and Aston Villa FC.
Aug 9, 2021
The Men Who Sell Football: Part 1
Al Jazeera’s I-Unit goes undercover to buy an English football club. But there’s a catch. The fictional buyer is a criminal and wants to use the club to launder his dirty money. That’s against the rules but that won’t stop The Men Who Sell Football from trying to close the deal.
Feb 1, 2021
All the Prime Minister's Men: Part 3
The true power of the Ahmed Clan comes into focus. New evidence emerges showing the brothers are acting with impunity, cutting corrupt deals, committing human rights abuses and undermining Bangladesh’s democracy, while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on.
Feb 1, 2021
All the Prime Minister's Men: Part 2
A tip brings our team to Budapest. We’ve received word that a mysterious businessman is actually a fugitive member of the Ahmed Clan who fled his murder conviction in the 1990s. Join the investigative team as they track him down, expose his true identity and reveal the extent of his criminal influence in his homeland of Bangladesh.
Feb 1, 2021
All the Prime Minister's Men: Part 1
All the Prime Minister’s Men is a gripping, true-crime story of a high-level coverup happening right now in Bangladesh. Through undercover recordings, confessional interviews, historical analysis and primary source documents, Al Jazeera Investigates exposes the corrupt and ongoing relationship between a criminal gang of brothers and the country’s leader. It’s a relationship that’s lasted more than 30 years. Part One begins with a murder on the streets of the capital of Dhaka.
Jan 22, 2021
Three Days That Stopped The World
In late January 2020, two Chinese journalists got an assignment that would change their lives. They were sent to Wuhan to investigate the mysterious outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus. What they witnessed as the city of 11 million people locked down is censored by the Chinese government. We are retelling it here, in testimony and footage smuggled out of the country. Here's what really happened in Wuhan during those three days that stopped the world.
Oct 26, 2020
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.
Aug 26, 2020
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.
Jul 27, 2020
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.
Jun 16, 2020
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.
Dec 16, 2019
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.
Dec 9, 2019
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.
Dec 2, 2019
Diplomats for Sale: Part 2
Buying citizenship is a surprisingly common practice. Buying a diplomatic passport is next-level. In episode two of our new investigative series, we bring you the story of the Iranian billionaire who bought himself an ambassadorship — and ended up as a cautionary tale in a Calypso song.
Nov 25, 2019
Diplomats for Sale: Part 1
Ever wanted a second citizenship? You can buy that — and it's totally legal. But unsurprisingly, the market for passports is rife with corruption. Al Jazeera's investigative team dug into the practice, and discovered more than they'd bargained for. Dive in with the first of a four-part series from our new podcast featuring the network's biggest and most explosive investigations.
Nov 22, 2019
Diplomats for Sale: Trailer
Coming soon: the first series from Al Jazeera's new podcast exploring the network's biggest and most explosive investigations. We're diving deep into the illicit sale of diplomatic passports. Hear Episode 1 on November 25.