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We take the time to see the fuller picture, to make sense of the forces shaping our future, to investigate what’s unseen.

Londongrad revealed how ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny partied their way to power at the heart of the British establishment

Crispin Odey uncovered the serious allegations of sexual abuse against one of Britain’s richest and most powerful men

Campus Justice explored multiple instances of institutional failure to deal with sexual abuse at one of the world’s leading universities 

Nazanin: Trapped in Whitehall followed the machinations and missteps over an unpaid debt which compounded the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 

Sweet Bobby went in search of one of the world’s most sophisticated catfishers – and ended up one of the world’s most listened to podcasts


The divide between the powerful and the powerless is widening. We use our platform to let the world know when change is needed, and fight hard to make the case for it. 

The case for Judicial Review Tortoise submitted an application for Judicial Review of the Conservative party’s refusal to disclose information about the way it chooses its leader – and Britain’s prime minister

The Arms Race Tortoise’s global campaign to accelerate the distribution of Covid vaccinations to those most in need was supported by influential people from politics, science, business, sport, arts & culture, including


Just because information is available, doesn’t mean it makes sense. Our data team turns opaque data into open data, to bring transparency where before there was obfuscation.

The Westminster Accounts Tortoise and Sky News launched the Westminster Accounts, the first fully searchable database of the money being used to lubricate the machinery of British Politics

Hidden Homicides How many women are killed – but not counted? Through painstaking research, Tortoise illuminated a scandal hidden from view and was able to push for real change


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