Jiyoon Kim is a reporter at the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ)-Newstapa.

She started her journalistic career at Korea JoongAng Daily in 2013, where she mainly covered economic and trade policies as well as technologies.

After joining KCIJ-Newstapa in September 2017, she has mainly worked in cross-border investigation projects with newsrooms overseas.

In collaboration with Global Investigative Journalism Network members Waseda Chronicle and Tempo, she worked in unveiling problems of coal-fired power plants in Indonesia, jointly invested by Korea and Japan.

In 2018, she also worked on a cross-border investigation with German public broadcaster NDR and 22 other news outlets across the world to unveil the problem of fake academic publishers and its influence to science.

Since participating in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’s collaboration Implant Files at the end of 2018, she has been covering drug and medical device industries as well as medical professionals.

Basic information

Name
Jiyoon Kim
Expertise
Environment, medical industry
Country
South Korea
City
Seoul

Supported projects

The Consultant: Why did a palm oil conglomerate pay $22m to an unnamed ‘expert’ in Papua?

  • Corruption
  • Environment

This investigation examines a $22 million “consultancy fee” paid by one of the world’s largest palm oil conglomerates, the Korindo Group, in connection with the acquisition of a shell company that held permits to establish an oil palm plantation in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua.