The U.S. Commerce Secretary shorted stock in Navigator Holdings just days after reporters informed him they were about to reveal his holdings in the firm.
Through the power of collaborative reporting, ICIJ and its partners have been able to shed new light on the impact of tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption in West Africa.
Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings.
From Cape Verde’s white-sand beaches to Niger’s vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.
Hostility towards the media is spreading from dictatorships to democracies, encouraged by Trump’s and other leaders’ attacks on ‘fake news’, according to the 2018 World Press Freedom Index.