BRUSSELS - For the first time since the revelation of the tax haven scandal 'Offshore Leaks' the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Australian journalist Gerard Ryle, will be in Europe to speak about the workings of the investigation and the future developments of the project.

On 4 April 2013, 86 journalists member of ICIJ, published the contents of 2.5 million confidential documents worldwide, thereby exposing the fiscal and financial structures that offshore companies had set up on the Cook Islands, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Labuan (Malaysia), Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. It was ICIJ director Gerard Ryle who had started the project through the document database that he had. He then organised the decoding, analysis and journalistic exploitation of the information with the help ICIJ members in newsrooms all over the world.

This unique conference, the only one programmed on mainland Europe, will take place on Tuesday evening 11 June at 8pm in Brussels, in the offices of Le Soir newspaper, 100 Rue Royale.. Gerard Ryle will talk with Le Soir editor-in-chief Béatrice Delvaux and investigative journalist Alain Lallemand, Belgian member of ICIJ.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required through an e-mail to communication [at] lesoir.be (communication[at]lesoir[dot]be). It will be  streamed on Le Soir's website, too.

The event is co-organised by Le Soir l'Ecole de Journalisme de Louvain (UCL), Journalismfund.eu and Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism.

John Bones

The warm Norwegian everyone melted for, has passed away


TRONDHEIM / BRUSSELS - Today is a sad day. Mr. Bones, John Bones (1954-2024), the CEO of Norway's SKUP (one of Europe's oldest Foundation for a Critical and Investigative Press), is no more.