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    Companies can mitigate the risk of conducting business with persons or companies by knowing the potential exposure before they appear on a watchlist. Negative news identifies a broad set of risks with global adverse media information gathered from over 120,000 trusted sources, covering more than 50 categories of risk including all 22 predicate offenses defined in the EU’s Sixth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive and all designated categories of offenses outlined in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations.

    Our database contains billions of relevant adverse media records sourced from news publications, magazine articles and television and radio transcripts. Global media sources cover every region in the world ranging from large international publications to smaller, more local reporting. Foreign language news is monitored from over 75 countries and translated to English by humans. Thousands of quality-checked media articles are added daily.

    Key Facts

    Coverage: Over a billion articles from over 120,000 trusted sources, covering 50 categories of risk.

    Geography: Global

    Commonly Used Data Fields:
    • Event
    • Event Description
    • Source Information
    • Entity Name/Alias
    • Riskography

    File Format: AVRO, CSV, Custom, HTML, JSON, ORC, Parquet, PDF, RIB, RDF/XML, TXT, XML

    Delivery: AMPS, API, AWS S3, Desktop Download, Email, FTP, GCS, SFTP, RSS, Web

    Data Update Frequency: Real-time Intra Day, Daily, Weekly, Monthly

    Access this data through our platforms: Passfort, NewsEdge, Moody’s DataHub