An investigative centre for monitoring organised crime, corruption and their links to politics and institutions (SLovakia).

Investigative Center of Ján Kuciak (ICJK) is a non-profit independent organization that was established in 2018 after the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnirová. ICJK is involved in the most important national and cross-border investigations oriented on corruption, organized crime, money laundering, environment as well and disinformation and serves also as a hub for investigative cooperation. ICJK's goal is to preserve the legacy of Jan Kuciak in promoting freedom of the press, protection of journalists, and education of journalists. Since 2023 ICJK has run independent journalist's protection platform Safe.Journalism.SK monitors attacks against journalists and helps those under threat.

Investigatíve centr Jána Kuciaka

Basic information

Investigatíve centr Jána Kuciaka

Supported projects

Frog Smugglers in Slovakia: The Illegal Trade With Endangered Animals Worth Millions

  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Trafficking

BRATISLAVA - A couple from Slovakia imported hundreds of frogs from Central America to the EU, completely legally. However, the woman was later apprehended in Germany, where police seized over 100 frogs from her. Some of them of the kind which was never in history imported to Europe legally. Turns out, her husband is a well known person for conservationists in Panama, and for all the wrong reasons.

Strengthening the Communities of News Deserts in Slovakia Through Local Investigative Journalism

  • Journalism & Media

BRATISLAVA - ICJK project intends to train 4 journalists working in news deserts and in regions without proper media attention in Central and Eastern Slovakia in investigative techniques. ICJK will also create an informal regional investigative journalism network in Slovakia that will cooperate on investigative projects in Slovak regions in the future.