ICIJ ‘not an arm of law enforcement’

ICIJjpg“The ICIJ is not an arm of law enforcement and is not an agent of the government.”

The terse statement  comes from the international Consortium of Investigative Journalists  and its parent organization, the Center for Public Integrity .

It follows the widely reported WikiLeaks-style release of documents, “revealing the closely guarded investment information of more than 100,000 people around the world, including hundreds of Canadians.”

“We are an independent reporting organization, served by and serving our members, the global investigative journalism community and the public, it says.

“One of the many reactions from our series on offshore tax havens has been government agencies from Germany, Greece, South Korea, Canada and the U.S. asking for access to the 2.5 million files that form the basis of our reporting.”

Countless robber barons  who’ve been getting away with financial chicanery of various sorts will breathe long sighs of relief 😉

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