Deputy editor, Die Zeit
Yassin Musharbash is deputy editor in the investigative department of German newsweekly Die Zeit. He is the son of a Jordanian father and a German mother. In his work, he has focused on issues of Islamophobia. In 2011 his novel Radikal was published, in which he discusses the violent potential of Islamophobic movements in Europe.
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Transnational crime is estimated to be as much as a $2.2 trillion annual business. Like a shadow economy, it mirrors the legitimate world with businesses that range from smuggling drugs and wildlife to counterfeiting and human trafficking. The spread of kleptocracies -- criminal states run by corrupt governments -- has blurred lines even further between the underworld and the legitimate world. Here are five journalists from countries who have dug into criminal states and can offer a wealth of tips on how to investigate, stay safe, and follow the money.