The Guardian citing documents unearthed at the National Archives.
"The arrangement, which was concocted in the 1970s, was used in effect to create a state-backed shell corporation which is understood to have placed a veil of secrecy over the Queen’s private shareholdings and investments."
Politico citing emails and recordings of online seminars.
"There is a logic of investing, and investing in particular in people who are senior public servants today, who are influential people in the public sector, who will be influential in the private sector tomorrow,” said a BCG partner during a recent seminar.
They were accused of plotting to overthrow the Modi government. The evidence was planted, a new report says.
The Washington Post citing a report by a digital forensics firm.
The most explosive allegation came from a letter that police said Wilson had written to a Maoist militant in which Wilson discussed the need for guns and ammunition and urged the banned group to assassinate Modi. Arsenal Consulting found that the letter had been planted.
Reuters citing documents outlining the deals between Google and publishers.
The French documents seen by Reuters include a framework agreement in which Google will pay $22 million annually for three years to a group of 121 national and local French news publications after signing individual licensing agreements with each.
The second document is a settlement agreement under which Google agrees to pay $10 million to the same group in exchange for the publishers’ commitment not to sue over copyright claims for three years.
The words "according to documents" in a news story signal investigative journalism of the highest caliber.
We want to celebrate reporting based on government or corporate reports, emails, private chat messages or something equally tangible—as opposed to that based on unnamed sources or rumors.
The idea is imperfect, of course, and some excellent reporting will be based on no documents and some terrible reporting will be based on many documents. But ultimately, it's a great rule of thumb.
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