Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
The government should follow through on setting up a register of beneficial ownership of companies if it wants to get serious about tax evasion.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
In Africa, commercial activities are the largest component of illicit financial flows. This is followed by organised crime and then public sector corruption.
The Panama Papers revealed the extent to which loopholes can be exploited.
Breaches of confidential information are inevitable. But we can limit their size and scope, and therefore their damage.
The basic difference is that avoidance is legal and evasion is not. But it's not quite as simple as that.
When major data breaches happen, how are they carried out? And is there anything companies can do about them?
The Panama Papers are part of a trend that suggests the U.S. tax gap – how much is still owed the government after Tax Day – may soon close. Could this mean the end of tax evasion?
Why the new transparency rules agreed by Europe's five largest economies changes the global tax game.
Measures to tackle aggressive tax avoidance and evasion have been talked about by the EU and UK for a while. It's beginning to take effect.
Authorities have been slow to respond to the tax revelations of the Panama Papers.
How transparent other countries are when it comes to publishing details of their leaders' wealth.
Focusing on 'corrupt countries' misses the point – it is people who are corrupt and their money flows in and out of shady deals all the time.
Terrorist groups don't need to go to Panama to create a shell company. They can easily hide their money in many U.S. states.
This has been cross-border journalism at its best. But for some papers it's a chance to pursue a different agenda entirely.
Panama is no stranger to financial shenanigans ... even in the 17th century.
The Panama Papers raise important questions as to whether trusts ought to be more open to public scrutiny. Blockchain could provide the answer.