Paradise Papers

More than three hundred and eighty journalists have been studying an untold number of pages contained in millions of leaked files now known as the Paradise Papers, which detail the offshore assets and tax-avoidance mechanisms of a number of large corporations and super-rich individuals. These journalists are now producing dozens of stories, charts, and graphs […]

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The rise of the machine has freed ICIJ members globally to pore over millions of documents in a custom-built search engine. But even this next-level research has posed substantial challenges: for example, what to do when certain phrases return an indigestible 150,000 results? Clearly, the next step to speeding up our research was to intelligently […]

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Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is one of 40 politicians named in the Paradise Papers. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) [This story was updated on Monday, November 6, 2017.] Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Hyatt Hotels billionaire heiress Penny Pritzker is one of 40 politicians named in Sunday’s release of the Paradise Papers, an investigation of 13.4 million leaked […]

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The Paradise Papers investigation of wealth stashed offshore  has won a George Polk Award, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist’s second Polk Award in as many years. The team of more than 380 journalists from six continents was honored with the Financial Reporting Award, announced by the Long Island University (LIU) at a press conference […]

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The Panama and Paradise papers, which leaked vast quantities of confidential information about offshore investments, have led to just six tax settlements in Ireland, so far valued at €400,000. Revenue is continuing to sift through the details, although most investigations have failed to uncover any evidence of wrongdoing. “Inquiry letters were issued in over 100 […]

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Spanish prosecutors have charged the Colombian singer and philanthropist Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she avoided €14.5m (£13m) in taxes by claiming to live in the Bahamas while actually resident in Catalonia. Shakira changed residences in 2015 from the Bahamas to Barcelona, where she lives with her partner, the Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, and the […]

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At 1:14 p.m. on September 19, 2017, disaster struck members of the close-knit Mexican team of reporters working on the Paradise Papers. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and Puebla, killing more than 200 people and destroying buildings and bridges. Among the ruined structures was the apartment building where Proceso reporter Jorge Carrasco and Univision […]

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Photo by rawpixel.com We know what censorship looks like: writers being murdered, attacked or imprisoned; TV and radio stations being shut down; the only newspapers parrot the state; journalists lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth to secure a license or permit; government agencies approving which novels, plays and poetry collections can be published; books being banned […]

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Charles Piller, an investigative reporter for the journal Science, has published a News Feature piece in the latest issue of the journal outlining his findings surrounding the practice by philanthropic foundations of putting money in offshore investment accounts. Philanthropic foundations by their very nature are not money-making ventures. Their purpose is to accept donations from […]

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Bono expressed concern that a Lithuanian shopping center he invested in may have avoided paying profit taxes, The Guardian reports. The U2 singer’s ties to the shopping center were revealed in the Paradise Papers, a global investigation into tax havens and the offshore financial dealings of multinational corporations and wealthy individuals. In a statement, Bono […]

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— Open Democracy WE KNOW what censorship looks like: writers being murdered, attacked or imprisoned; TV and radio stations being shut down; the only newspapers parrot the state; journalists lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth to secure a license or permit; government agencies approving which novels, plays and poetry collections can be published; books being banned […]

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