The Pandora Papers is the biggest journalism collaboration in history, containing almost 12 million files pored over by more than 600 journalists from different media organisations around the world over many months.

READ: Pandora Papers: The secret offshore world of Kenya’s first family 

READ: Pandora Papers: The secret London properties of Nigeria’s elite

Obtained by the The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the leak comes from 14 law firms and incorporation agents active in offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Seychelles.

These firms are the record-keepers that document the darkest corners of the corporate world. 

Finance Uncovered has been proud to have taken part in this collaboration, helping the brilliant Africa Uncensored in Kenya and Premium Times in Nigeria produce stories about corporate secrecy, the secret fortunes of the rich and powerful, and the offshore facilitators who underpin it all. 

Stories from Pandora Papers raise big questions about whether governments and international institutions are doing enough to tackle the worst behaviours made possible by offshore jurisdictions. Despite a steady stream of policy measures, organised crime is flourishing,  inequality is deepening and international elites are operating with ever-growing impunity. 

We will add here, below, the stories we have worked on as part of the Pandora Papers investigations, as and when they are published:

Posted by Ted Jeory

Ted Jeory is an award-winning journalist who changed career from accountancy in 2002, having worked for the likes of JP Morgan and Mobil Oil. Since then he has worked as a news, politics and social affairs reporter and editor in local and national newspapers. He also spent many years writing an acclaimed blog about the corrupted politics of Tower Hamlets in east London. He is passionate about journalism being a force for good at grass-roots levels and while deputy editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, he created the idea for its award-winning Bureau Local project. He joined Finance Uncovered as co-director in January 2017. PGP public key fingerprint: 0F5EB5EE