Breaking down the big numbers.
Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
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Established media organisations are collaborating across borders and with new media to break big stories such as global tax avoidance by the rich and powerful.
The first strategy is to require the public disclosure of country by country reporting of company tax affairs.
The ideas are already out there to tackle some of the tax avoidance highlighted by the Paradise Papers.
Emotions run high in Lahore.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
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Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
The film Spotlight showed how investigative reporters uncovered abuse in the Catholic Church.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
The death of privacy and the erosion of the personal sphere is an internet meme, often attributed to social media.
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.
If the government wants to get serious about tax evasion it should create a public register for beneficial owners of companies.
The government should follow through on setting up a register of beneficial ownership of companies if it wants to get serious about tax evasion.
A boy holds a placard during a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
Activists outside the European Commission show their disdain for existing measures against tax evasion and money laundering.
In Africa, commercial activities are the largest component of illicit financial flows. This is followed by organised crime and then public sector corruption.
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The Panama Papers revealed the extent to which loopholes can be exploited.
The attacker may already be inside.
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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.
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When major data breaches happen, how are they carried out? And is there anything companies can do about them?
The IRS may soon be able to snare every last $100 bill.
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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?
Talk and action.
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.
What’s missing from the Panama Papers data drop is as important as what was leaked.
Authorities have been slow to respond to the tax revelations of the Panama Papers.
David Cameron has released details of his tax returns.
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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.