The Panama Papers

Published — May 6, 2016 Updated — Today at 12:32 pm EST

Panama Papers source offers documents to governments, hints at more to come

Source known only as John Doe says income inequality ‘one of the defining issues of our time’

Introduction

The anonymous whistleblower behind the Panama Papers has conditionally offered to make the documents available to government authorities.

In a statement issued to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the so-called “John Doe” behind the biggest information leak in history cites the need for better whistleblower protection and has hinted at even more revelations to come.

Titled “The Revolution Will Be Digitized” the 1800-word statement gives justification for the leak, saying that “income inequality is one of the defining issues of our time” and says that government authorities need to do more to address it.

Süddeutsche Zeitung has authenticated that the statement came from the Panama Papers source.

Head over to Panamapapers.icij.org to read the statement in full.

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