ICIJ to release Panama Papers-style leak today

  • In 2016, the ICIJ released some 11.5 million documents leaked from the database of a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, exposing politicians, celebrities, businessmen and criminals who had set up offshore companies
  • Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by Supreme Court in the wake of Panama Papers disclosures
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WASHINGTON – Even as the dust of Panama Papers has not settled yet, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is set to release another massive leak today, the Washington-based international network said on Sunday.

In a message on Twitter, the ICIJ hinted at their “next project,” which will go public late Sunday. The consortium, however, did not divulge more information on the project.

“Are you ready for our next project? Make sure you’ve signed up to get our news alerts,” the ICIJ said on Twitter.

The ICIJ is an independent Washington D.C.-based international network which is fighting corruption with the world’s best cross-border journalism by more than 200 reporters in 70 countries.

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The documents included names of dozens of world rulers including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Iceland’s PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, Syrian president and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif and his family came under fire at home after names of the premier’s children appeared in the leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm.

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