Wednesday December 11, 2019

Briefing: How Panama papers’ shady dealings saw light of day

Irish reporter at head of group that helped coordinate massive data release

10th April, 2016
Gerard Ryle, head of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which has coordinated the publication of news based on leaked papers from a Panamanian law firm

The world was convulsed last week after leaked documents showed how the global elite use offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and limit taxes.

Since the Panama papers were published, government investigations have been launched, politicians’ careers have been threatened and national tax offices have started targeting some of the named individuals and companies.

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained 11.5 million documents in the biggest data leak in history. It shared it with the...

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