A little over a month ago, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) rolled out a massive piece of the 'Secrecy for Sale' investigation into offshore tax havens. Since then, the project has made waves in France, Germany, Canada, Mongolia, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, India, Venezuela and The Phillipines, to name (more than) a few. Stories using ICIJ's 260GB data trove ran in 47 countries, and thanks to the hard work of more than 90 journalists, the work has been cited close to 10,000 times worldwide. Just last week, tax authorities in Great Britain, the U.S. and Australia announced they are working together to investigate their own cache of offshore tax data for potential wrongdoing. That collaboration could be the beginning of the biggest tax probe in history.
On Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00am ET, six journalists from ICIJ will answer your questions on this groundbreaking investigative project in a live Google Hangout hosted by Wendell Cochran, senior editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and former board member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.
The discussion will include:
- Gerard Ryle, ICIJ Director
- Marina Walker Guevara, ICIJ Deputy Director
- Michael Hudson, ICIJ Senior Editor
- Mar Cabra, ICIJ Data Research Manager and ICIJ member from Spain
- Stefan Candea, ICIJ Assistant Project Manager and ICIJ member from Romania
- Frédéric Zalac, ICIJ member from Canada and investigative reporter at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
You can watch the hangout live, or submit a question, here.