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Wednesday, October 28 • 16:00 - 17:15
Workshop: The challenges facing reporters covering tax scandals and financial crime

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Investigative reporting on tax and financial crime can pose some of the most difficult challenges for journalists.

People involved in financial wrongdoing go to great lengths to hide their identities behind complex and secretive financial structures and transactions. When challenged, they can respond with legal attacks which are becoming increasingly aggressive and complex.

In this session, leading investigative journalists share their experiences and approaches to meeting the challenge of investigative reporting on tax and financial crime. From how to bring complex financial structures to life and create a compelling story, to facing down threats from libel lawyers, privacy lawyers and even hostile criminal investigations that are thrown in the way of journalists attempting seeking to expose financial wrongdoing.

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George Turner

George Turner is the director of TaxWatch. He is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered, an investigative reporting and training organisation. As a journalist he has led multiple investigations that have appeared on front pages across the world.George... Read More →


Juliette Garside

The Guardian
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Simona Weinglass

investigative reporter, Times of Israel
I’m an investigative reporter with the Times of Israel focused on financial crime and cyber-fraud. I’m interested in the ways the world of offshore finance has unleashed a tsunami of white-collar malfeasance. I exposed Israel’s binary options industry, a loosely connected industry... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:00 - 17:15 CET