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Kremlin says investigative journalists working on Panama Papers ‘ex-CIA’

April 4, 2016

The Kremlin on Monday alleged that the investigative journalists who worked on the leaked Panama Papers are former US officials and secret service operatives.

“We know this so-called journalist community,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists in a briefing, apparently referring to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism.

“There are a lot of journalists whose main profession is unlikely to be journalism: a lot of former officials from the (US) Department of State, the CIA and other special services.”

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.