ICIJ publish impressive stories on offshore tax havens

After the biggest leak of documents ever to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists they have investigated tax havens. In total they have gone through 2,5 mio. emails and other documents about 130.000 people in 170 countries.

ICIJ publish impressive stories on offshore tax havens

After the biggest leak of documents ever to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists they have investigated tax havens. In total they have gone through 2,5 mio. emails and other documents about 130.000 people in 170 countries.

Storified by Nils Mulvad· Sat, Apr 06 2013 05:09:43

The story broke on twitter Thursday the 4th of April 2013 just after midnight Washington time.
Secret files expose the global impact of offshore tax havens bit.ly/10xHT2V in #offshoreleaksICIJ
Here ICIJ have the main entrance to all the stories:
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money MazeHome > Projects > Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Here is the map with link to stories in the different countries. Denmark is not mentioned yet. 
Map: Key Tax Haven Clients In the WorldStay Informed Subscribe to our email newsletter and be the first to view our ground-breaking investigations and multimedia. Transparency …
Here you see a description of the method behind the project:
How @ICIJorg’s project team analyzed the data files bit.ly/11oiivQ for #offshoreleaks #ddj #datajournalismICIJ
Main findings:
These tweets points to stories with some of the main findings.
Bribes for Venezuelan officials were funneled through tax havens bit.ly/11rBTLu court filings claim #offshoreleaksICIJ
Disclosure of secret #offshoreleaks documents may force top Mongolian lawmaker to resign bit.ly/10y745hICIJ
Thaksin Shinawatra’s former wife among Thai names in #offshoreleaks files bit.ly/11p57eeICIJ
See the Van Gogh painting bought via #TaxHaven by Spanish art patron bit.ly/10yfidK #offshoreleaksICIJ
NEW story in #offshoreleaks: How Russian elites undermine Putin’s attack on tax havens bit.ly/10zcz3yICIJ
Deutsche Bank helped clients maintain hundreds of offshore entities bit.ly/11uruif #offshoreleaksICIJ
Philippine government to probe Marcos daughter’s offshore trust bit.ly/11tDq3T after #offshoreleaksICIJ
NEW on #offshoreleaks South African + two Americans reaped millions from aborted chopper sale to Congolese leader bit.ly/11xpqpEICIJ
One-third of all world wealth is estimated to be held offshore bit.ly/10Cusi1 in #offshoreleaksICIJ
Tax haven trove icij.org/offshore is 160 times larger than the U.S. State Dept leak obtained by Wikileaks #offshoreleaksICIJ
A list of governmental reactions to #offshoreleaks so far bit.ly/11yRQ2FICIJ
Who’s Who of #TaxHavens: we reveal the secret names using offshore accounts icij.org/offshore in #offshoreleaksICIJ
Danish stories
In Denmark the coverage until now have been very small. According to ICIJ they are partnering with DR. We might then see important stories soon.
Below is link to the stories in Politiken, Berlingske and Jyllands-Posten – the tree main daily newspapers in Denmark. 
None of them mention that this will hit Denmark soon. 
Banksvindel kommer fra 170 landeTo en halv million dokumenter om konti i skattely er blevet lækket. De bringer en lang række rige og prominente navne verden over i fedte…
Pres på Europas skatteoaserEt læk med navne på 130.000 kontohavere i skattely lægger pres på EU-landene for at lukke de skatteoaser, der er med til at koste Europas…
Læk afslører superriges formuerMere end 2 mio. e-mails og andre dokumenter, primært fra skattelyet De Britiske Jomfruøer, afslører nu tusindvis af superriges identitet …
Don’t see your country yet in #offshoreleaks? We are releasing new stories with linked docs daily icij.org/offshoreICIJ
Find out if your local media org is partnering with ICIJ on #offshoreleaks here bit.ly/11wQl5dICIJ
Dataharvest in Brussels
The conference in Brussels May 3-4 for journalists will be a good place to get behind the stories and down to the methods.
Top ICIJ data journalists talking about #offshoreleaks at #dataharvest13 in Brussels on May 3-4 bit.ly/10kN0n0ICIJ
Wikileaks critizise ICIJ
Wikileaks critizise ICIJ for not publishing all. This has then also turn into a battle on how to handle secret documents. It might be a turning point, were this kind of documents often will be released to investigative centers, which then coordinate the use of the content to important stories and not just publish all raw documents.
It shows the strenght of investigative centers and cross-border cooperation and how it can be done practically with traditionel medias.
ICIJ refuses to publish #OffShoreLeaks data. But noone harmed by WL pubs–so offshore trusts hardly will. Cowardly. spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unt…WikiLeaks
Why we are not turning over the #offshoreleaks files to government agencies bit.ly/10ChtwMICIJ
It is ok to staggar release to get greater impact, but ICIJ needs to publish a release schedule–if they don’t, we will. #offshoreleaksWikiLeaks

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