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Will Fitzgibbon

Senior reporter & partnership coordinator

Will Fitzgibbon is a senior reporter and the global partnership coordinator for The Examination.

Will previously worked as a reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), where he played key roles in award-winning investigations, including the Panama Papers, Pandora Papers, FinCEN Files and Shadow Diplomats. As ICIJ’s Africa and Middle East partnerships coordinator, Will trained and led the largest pan-African investigations in recent history.

Will, a French speaker, trained as a classical musician and lawyer in Australia and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist.


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How lead-tainted applesauce pouches ended up in US stores

Investigations by The Examination, The New York Times and El Universo uncovered food safety lapses that caused hundreds of children to be poisoned by cinnamon that went from Sri Lanka to Ecuador to the United States.

February 29, 2024
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Lead-tainted applesauce pouches sailed through gaps in US food safety system

Hundreds of American children were poisoned last year. Records show how, time and again, the contamination went unnoticed across borders.

February 27, 2024
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Samsung insider talks blowing the whistle on a polluting cell phone plant in Vietnam

In revelations made to South Korean newsroom Newstapa last year, a former safety manager says he raised concerns about noxious gas and effluent discharges from the factory for years — but was met with inaction.

January 9, 2024
A man cradles his daughter in his yard, near the METSSA Congo factory in Vindoulou

Les entreprises indiennes introduisent en Afrique l’une des industries les plus polluantes au monde, entraînant des problèmes de santé au sein de la population.

Les tests révèlent que les familles résidant à proximité des usines de recyclage de batteries présentent des niveaux de plomb « dangereux » dans leur sang et dans le sol.

December 4, 2023
A man cradles his daughter in his yard, near the METSSA Congo factory in Vindoulou

Indian companies are bringing one of the world’s most toxic industries to Africa. People are getting sick.

Families near battery recycling plants face “dangerous" levels of lead in their blood and in soil, testing shows.

December 4, 2023
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Killing millions and lowering IQs, lead is a greater global threat than previously measured, studies show

New research surveys tainted household products and analyzes worldwide toll of the dangerous chemical, urging governments to expand blood testing for lead poisoning.

September 15, 2023