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Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune – ICIJ

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' latest series – called 'Luanda Leaks' – zeroes in on Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of former Angola president Jose Eduardo dos Santos

ISABEL DOS SANTOS. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2018 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos delivers a speech during the start of the new EFACEC Portuguese corporation's electric mobility industrial unit in Maia. Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) The documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held

XINJIANG. This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Ghana investigative journalist shot dead

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Reports say Ghanaian investigative journalist Ahmed Divela was shot thrice – twice on the chest and another on the neck – before he died on the spot

DISGUISE. Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas participates in disguise on a panel at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event in Accra, Ghana, on May 3, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Rozen/CPJ

Leading medical supply maker reportedly linked to many breaches

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:31 AM

One in 5 medical implants using Medtronic products proved problematic, twice the rate of any competing firm, according to a wide-reaching analysis by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Mossack Fonseca says a smaller group will continue working to address requests from authorities and other public and private groups

A private security guard stands outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm is based, in Panama City, on April 5, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Thousands attend protest vigils for slain Slovak journalist

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Many hold candles, marching in silence in sub-zero weather

PROTEST. People shout slogans during a protest march to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova on March 2, 2018 in front of the government office in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP

FAST FACTS: Major Russian investments in Facebook and Twitter

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Here's what you should know about Russian funding for Facebook and Twitter


'Paradise Papers' reveal offshore deals of Apple, Nike, Lewis Hamilton

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:16 AM

They are the latest disclosures from a trove of documents released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) concerning secretive offshore deals that have proved deeply embarrassing

This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

U.S. commerce chief Ross defends Russian business links

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The findings are part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the Panama Papers made public last year

2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The 101th edition of the awards comes with the US news media under assault from the White House

HIGHEST HONOR. The Pulitzer Prize medal. Image courtesy Pulitzer Prize

European Parliament launches Panama Papers probe

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Members of the European Parliament seek to uncover alleged violations by EU member states

epa05351534 A handout picture provided by the European Parliament on 08 June 2016 shows President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev (C) during his formal address to the Plenary at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 08 June 2016. EPA/CHRISTIAN CREUTZ / EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Mossack Fonseca to start legal action over Panama Papers leak

May 12, 2016 - 1:15 AM

The Panamanian law firm says it will sue the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

epa05257791 Members of the Trade Union of Construction Workers protest in front of the headquarters of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, 13 April 2016. They are protesting against the Panamanian Public Prosecutor's Office for waiting this long to raid the Mossack Fonseca offices. The Law firm Mossack Fonseca said on 13 April that it is 'ready, willing and eager' to collaborate with the Panamanian Attorney General's Office, which is investigating the dealings detailed in leaked documents from the firm. EPA/Alejandro Bolivar

Emma Watson named in Panama Papers leak

May 11, 2016 - 1:26 PM

A spokesperson confirms that the former Harry Potter star has set up an offshore company but only for the purpose of protecting her anonymity and safety

OFFSHORE COMPANY. Actress Emma Watson has been implicated in the 'Panama Papers' leak, after a database search turns up her legal name, 'Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.' File photo by Paco Campos/EPA

Panama Papers' source to help law enforcers if free from punishment

May 07, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The source who uses pseudonym John Doe says thousands of prosecutions could stem from the Panama Papers but law enforcers don t have access on the leaked documents

Mossack Fonseca in Panama City. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Law firm warns against 'Panama Papers' being released online

May 07, 2016 - 4:40 AM

Mossack Fonseca issues a letter to the US based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists stressing the information was stolen and its release would breach attorney client privilege

View of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. Eduardo Grimaldo/AFP

Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate Panama Papers

May 02, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says they will look into each and every Sri Lankan whose names may come up when the Panama Papers are released

Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, second vice-chair of the G24, speaks during a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan

Panama Papers to go public May 9

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release a searchable database with info on more than 200 000 secret companies trusts and foundations

epa05248431 The offices of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which coordinated the release of the Panama Papers, is seen in Washington DC, USA, 07 April 2016. On 03 April the ICIJ, a collaboration of reporters from more than 100 media outlets in 78 countries, organized the release of the leaked documents. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

New raid on Panama Papers law firm – report

Apr 23, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Mossack Fonseca says it is ready to cooperate with investigations under way

RAID. Reporters and police officers gather outside a warehouse belonging to law firm Mossack Fonseca after a raid on the property by authorities, in Panama City, Panama, April 22, 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

US opens criminal probe linked to Panama Papers revelations – ICIJ

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The letter gives no information on the subject of the investigation and is not a subpoena that would force the ICIJ to turn over any of the 11 5 million confidential documents leaked from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca

LEAK CENTRAL. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. File photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama Papers: Lessons from a leak

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Panama Papers gives journalists around the world some lessons on working with large scale investigations

FRONT PAGES. A photo taken on April 7, 2016 in Munich, Germany, at the office of the German daily 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung' shows several issues of the newspaper dated April 4, 2016, featuring the so-called 'Panama Papers' with illustrations by German artist Peter M Hoffmann depicting heads of state. Christof Stache/AFP

China was largest market for Panama Papers law firm – ICIJ

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:33 AM

UPDATED Report: Shell companies incorporated through the Hong Kong and China offices of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca accounted for 29 of its global active companies

A company signboard is seen outside the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Panama Papers: Leak sparks backlash against tax evaders

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:22 PM

International attention turns to tax cheats with Panama s role in particular focus

DAYLIGHT. The building where is the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, April 4, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Filipinos confuse Panama Papers with 2013 exposé

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED Some people online – including several news groups – confuse a 2013 exposé with the 2016 Panama Papers probe

Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama Papers revelations trigger global probes

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Several countries launch tax evasion probes after a massive leak of confidential documents lifts the lid on the murky offshore financial dealings of a slew of politicians and celebrities

A company signboard is seen outside the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Panama Papers: Family of China's President Xi implicated

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED At least 8 current or former members of the Politburo Standing Committee are implicated in the leaked documents

epa05234560 Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on after signing a bilateral treaty of partnership with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. China's President Xi Jinping arrived the previous day for a two-day state visit to Prague. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Panama Papers: What's been revealed so far

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Here are some of the main allegations made in the April 3 release based on documents from Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca

View of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. Eduardo Grimaldo/AFP

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Apr 04, 2016 - 12:02 PM

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Panama Papers revelation a 'crime,' says law firm

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:19 AM

This is a crime a felony Ramon Fonseca one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca says

View of a sign outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama vows to cooperate in any probe on 'Panama Papers' leak

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The Panamanian government will vigorously cooperate with any request or assistance necessary in the event of any legal action occurring

Aerial view of the Panama City bay taken on March 23, 2015. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama Papers: Huge tax leak exposes world leaders

Apr 04, 2016 - 7:55 AM

3rd UPDATE A massive leak of 11 5 million documents reveals the hidden offshore dealings in the assets of around 140 political figures – including 12 current or former heads of state

LEAK SOURCE. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Aries Rufo: An inspiration, a journalist to the core

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Rappler Natashya Gutierrez remembers how as an aspiring investigative reporter she learned from veteran journalist Aries Rufo

Aries, we shall weep for a night

Sep 20, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Rappler News Editor Miriam Grace Go writes on the persistence, courage, and sheer love of life exemplified by veteran investigative reporter Aries Rufo, who passed away Saturday at age 45

Aries Rufo at the launch of his investigative book on the Catholic Church, "Altar of Secrets"

Speaking truth to power is an Asian value

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:38 AM

Sheila Coronel: Investigative journalists are the bearers of a proud tradition Like priests we perform the culturally sanctioned rituals of exposure and shaming The gods are on our side Let no one tell us otherwise

Mass leaks 'reveal secret world of tax havens'

Apr 04, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Emails and leaked records from offshore tax havens expose identities of thousands of offshore account holders

Greek offshore accounts probed after media investigation

Apr 04, 2013 - 7:54 PM

In Greece only 4 of 107 offshore accounts held by Greeks in the British Virgin Islands and other havens are on government tax books

Hiding illegal wealth? Investigative journalist lists 'tips'

May 27, 2012 - 3:46 PM

Columbia University professor and investigative journalist Sheila Coronel gives her unsolicited advice to public officials: Be careful where you put your money