Impact

Tax raids across Germany sparked by ICIJ revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 15, 2019

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal probe into Germans suspected of tax evasion.

Lux Leaks Confession: Jean-Claude Juncker Admits He Made ‘Major Mistake’
Will Fitzgibbon · May 7, 2019

The European Commission President has called his handling of the 2014 Lux Leaks one of the two biggest mistakes of his five-year term.

Patients ‘Discouraged’ As US Announces It Won’t Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants
Sasha Chavkin · May 2, 2019

The United States decided not to ban a breast implant that has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and is being removed from the market in France, Canada and other countries.

‘Get them all out!’ The Panama Papers connections to Algeria’s latest revolution
Will Fitzgibbon · May 2, 2019

Our Algerian member Lyas Hallas’ was the sole reporter in the country for the Panama Papers. But his reporting is still having an impact.

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers
Douglas Dalby and Simon Bowers · April 18, 2019

Whistleblowers who leak information to journalists, or reveal unlawful behavior, are a step closer to improved legal protections across Europe.

US Halts Sale of Vaginal Mesh Blamed for Thousands of Injuries
Sasha Chavkin · April 16, 2019

The United States has banned the use of vaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

How Panama Papers changed South Korea
Scilla Alecci · April 12, 2019

We speak with Newstapa’s Boyoung Lim from South Korea about how the Panama Papers affected South Korea.

Australia Announces Medical Device Action Plan to Address Patient Concerns
Will Fitzgibbon · April 8, 2019

Australia’s regulator has pledged to fast-track safety reforms and improve transparency, but critics have said their plan lacks substance and detail.

Canada Halts Sales of Cancer-Linked Breast Implants, as Global Scrutiny Grows
Sasha Chavkin · April 4, 2019

A growing wave of regulators are reconsidering the safety of textured breast implants that have been associated with a higher risk of cancer.

France Bans Breast Implants Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
Sasha Chavkin · April 3, 2019

French health authorities have informed manufacturers of a sweeping and historic ban on two categories of breast implants.