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Meet the Journalists: Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon

Australian companies are the most numerous Western mining companies in Africa and have been linked to more than 380 deaths in on-site accidents and off-site skirmishes in Africa since 2004.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has used thousands of corporate records to detail how Australian companies can under-report deaths, injuries, legal actions or strikes. Never-before-seen court documents, legal complaints, community petitions, contracts and confidential company emails reveal the extent of Australia’s controversial imprint across Africa. Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the investigation.