The largest investigation in journalism history, the Pandora Papers exposes a shadow financial system that benefits the world’s most rich and powerful.
ICIJ spent two years sifting through 12 million confidential files and coordinating a team of 600 journalists from 117 countries. The award-winning reporting not only uncovered the offshore financial maneuvers of hundreds of politicians, billionaires, tycoons, oligarchs and criminals from around the world. It also revealed the contours of an elite industry dedicated to maintaining the modern offshore system, giving rise to popular new harbors for financial secrecy such as the United States and Dubai.
The Pandora Papers also explore how this shadow economy takes a global toll beyond lost tax revenue, harming everyday people and the public interest in often unexpected ways.
To help readers navigate the vast scope of this investigation, this six-part guided tour will walk you through the most explosive stories and break down key findings, email-by-email over the next two weeks, right in your inbox.
By the end of this series, you’ll have a deep understanding of how the offshore financial system operates and endures, the ways in which it enables corruption and perpetuates the interests of the wealthy and well-connected, and the damage it inflicts around the world.
Since its initial launch, the Pandora Papers has fueled dramatic fallout around the world, including toppled presidencies, high-profile tax probes and prosecutions and ambitious reforms. As the most expansive leak of tax haven files in history, the investigation also provides a rare window to the covert money maneuvers of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. And it’s picked up some of the most prestigious accolades in journalism along the way.
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