Press release / Dec. 19, 2017

Appleby Launch Legal Action Against the Guardian and BBC - Global Witness Response.

Appleby, the offshore company at the heart of the Paradise Papers revelations have launched legal action against the Guardian and BBC seeking to force disclosure of journalists’ source documents and seeking damages from both organisations. The Paradise Papers revealed the offshore activities of some of the world’s largest companies and most powerful people.  

 Eleanor Nichol, Deputy Director of Corruption Campaigns at Global Witness said:

 “The Paradise Papers unearthed a number of corruption scandals and exposed the inner workings of the world's tax havens, revelations that would never have seen the light of day without the leak. This is undoubtedly in the public interest. If we want a world where the most powerful people have to play by the same rules as the rest of us, it is vital investigative journalism is not silenced.”

 Read more about Global Witness’ analysis and response to the Paradise Papers.

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