Paradise Papers

It’s official. Sort of. Almost exactly two months after Theresa May announced her intention to step down as Britain’s prime minister, her governing Conservative Party announced that Boris Johnson will replace her. Johnson’s ascension has long been likely; last month, media reports of a blazing late-night row with his partner briefly threatened to knock him […]

In October 2009, scores of lawyers gathered at the posh Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial hotel, within splashing distance of the island’s shoreline, for the launch party of a new boutique law firm: Conyers Dill Pearman. Mauritius Attorney General Jayarama Valayden was there, among the nearly 100 guests who joined Conyers’ Chairman John Collis and other senior […]

It was a whistleblower that helped kickstart our Mauritius Leaks investigation after we reported on the region for Paradise Papers. Our African partnership coordinator, Will Fitzgibbon, takes you behind the scenes of the reporting that followed. Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites It Takes a Village to Create […]

Perhaps, at long last, a serial rapist and pedophile may be brought to justice, more than a dozen years after he was first charged with crimes that have brutalized countless girls and women. But what won’t change is this: the cesspool of elites, many of them in New York, who allowed Jeffrey Epstein to flourish […]

July 17, 2019Written by Editorial Staff Explore More 4 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service Columbia, Mo. (July 9, 2019) — The Missouri School of Journalism has announced the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service. The three individuals and one agency will receive their medal during an […]

Jeffrey Epstein. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Topline: Jeffrey Epstein reportedly held funds in multiple offshore shell companies, a common way to hide substantial assets from the IRS and creditors. This revelation from the Miami Herald comes a day after a judge cited Epstein’s wealth in denying him bail on federal sex trafficking and sex […]

Member of the European Parliament David Casa has been confirmed as a member of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula. Reacting to this new role, Casa said: “We need to foster better cooperation with countries such as the United Arab Emirates. There are cases where cooperation with European authorities on international […]

Under a leaked draft law from the German Interior Ministry, the country’s intelligence agencies would be allowed to hack digital devices. Although the draft provides exceptions for some groups, journalists are not on the list. A detailed research by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany revealed that the German intelligence services would be allowed to use […]

It might not have been a moment of truth for Jeffrey Epstein as much as it was for Judge Richard Berman and the Department of Justice. The case on bail seemed fairly straightforward on Monday — Epstein is being charged with serial sexually predatory acts, and he has upward of $500 million in resources with […]

Fresh revelations raise the likelihood that sex offender Jeffrey Epstein cloaked his fortune in a series of offshore shell companies registered in notoriously secretive tax havens. The wealthy financier accused of systematically assaulting and trafficking numerous underage girls tried this week to convince a federal judge in New York to allow him to go free […]

Today, Guardian Australia announces a philanthropic grant from the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas to support foreign affairs reporting in the Pacific and Australia’s immediate neighbourhood. The Judith Neilson Institute grant will support a Pacific journalism project, enabling Guardian Australia to employ a specialist Pacific editor, establish a network of independent journalists and […]

A renowned lawyer and diplomat, Dr. Babafemi Badejo has criticised the federal government’s fight against corruption, saying the fight against corruption must go beyond the punitive approach to succeed.  He believes that dependence on the prosecutorial approach to fighting corruption has not yielded deterrence in Nigeria.  Badejo, a former Head of Political Affairs, United Nations-African […]