PL interviewed by Radio New Zealand on Panama Papers leak

More awkward questions – and the future of big leaks

9:10 am today

Stories sparked by the Panama Papers keep on coming. Will they encourage more leaks? Or are people with things to hide now wise to the risks?

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The international gang of super-rich tax-avoiders must fear future leaks,” said The Dominion Post.

But will they? Those with things to hide may already be operating under the assumption private financial dealings could be made public.

Investigative reporter and researcher Paul Lashmar. “That’s a rather pessimistic view,” British investigative journalist Paul Lashmar told Mediawatch.

The author of Online Journalism: The Essential Guide and a lecturer at the University of Sussex, Mr Lashmar said the ICIJ’s track record was littered with big leaks.