And finally, we tackle the questions we’ve most frequently been asked about the investigation by members of the public and the press. (Still got a question for us? We'll be answering more at an exclusive online event for ICIJ Insiders in the next few weeks.)
We’ve also been hard at work covering the initial aftermath of the Pandora Papers. World leaders in Chile, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ukraine and more are facing official scrutiny over financial activity revealed by the investigation, while the list of officials from different countries pledging tax probes of those named in the files grows. We’re also beginning to see plans for proposed reforms in the U.S. and the EU.
Our reporting has also had some early impact in the rarified world of precious artifacts: The Denver Art Museum is preparing to return four antiquities to Cambodia following our investigation with the Washington Post and other media partners on an indicted art dealer’s offshore links.
We’ll be keeping track of all the key developments – while we work away on new Pandora Papers investigations – right here, as we return to our regularly scheduled weekly newsletter.
ICIJ JOURNALISTS WIN NOBEL PRIZE
Filipino journalist and ICIJ member Maria Ressa, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov – whose outlet worked with ICIJ on the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers – were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous press freedom efforts.
GLOBAL TAX REFORM DEAL
While the OECD has trumpeted a global corporate tax minimum, signed onto by 136 countries, as a “major victory,” civil society groups have slammed the deal for pandering to tax havens at the expense of poorer nations.
ICIJ's digital editor
Former President Donald J. Trump’s family business, which is already under indictment in Manhattan, is facing a criminal investigation by another prosecutor’s office that has begun to examine financial dealings at a golf course the company owns, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
In recent months, the district attorney’s office in suburban Westchester County, N.Y., has subpoenaed records from the course, Trump National Golf Club Westchester, and the town of Ossining, which sets property taxes on the course, a sprawling private club that is perched on a hill north of New York City and boasts a 101-foot waterfall.