Squirrel statements: who do you agree with?

In this week's Learning Zone, you heard three statements, from three squirrels...

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Which statement do you agree with the most? Why?

Try to explain your verdict as much as you can use evidence from the Pandora papers story as well as your own knowledge too.

Write in full sentences, for example:

"I agree with the statement that says...

My reasons are..."

Remember - all work must be your own. We will not publish work we think has been copied off the internet and doesn't relate to the questions above.

To show it's your own, try to use phrases like "I think..." and "I believe..." and "Responding to (insert name's) point, I'd like to say...".


CHANCE TO CONNECT: Read what other students have said and explain how far you agree with them too. Underneath their comment, click "reply to this comment" and this will respond directly to them. They will get a notification, and you will get one when they reply to you!

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  • British Council.jpg amiable_shrimp | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    According to me when the money or wealth of a country is transferred to a foreign place, then transactors should pass proper information about what they are doing, why they are doing and how they are using the money to the officials. It is not necessary that the information related to their transactions should remain open to the public, still, the government of both countries should have precise information about the activities of the person making offshore transactions.

    Here the journalists mostly exposed the hidden transactions about which the government was not knowledgeable and found corrupted. So the government of the respectable countries should verify the news and leaks published and take steps accordingly. This would help the country in stopping the occurrences of money laundering and fleeing of currencies to foreign lands.

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    1. Cheam Fields logo alert_writer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      amiable_shrimp's comment 15 Oct 2021

      Amiable-shrimp, I completely agree with you. This information does not need to be shared to the public, but must be looked over by officials of that country. If it is found as a ill-used transaction, then everyone should behave properly and accoringly! I like how you added that the transactors should pass the information about what they are doing, why they are doing it and how they are using the money. Well done amiable_shrimp! Keep it up!

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    2. British Council.jpg bright_grape | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      amiable_shrimp's comment 16 Oct 2021

      Dear friend, the comment that you gave is it the correct explanation of the 3rd statement? 2ndly if someone commits corruption or does illegal transactions, shouldn't those be published to make people aware and take proper action? And the 3rd statement stated about journalist facing consequences not people. Requesting you to read the statement properly again and clarify your stances.

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    3. British Council.jpg insightful_starfish | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      amiable_shrimp's comment 17 Oct 2021

      I do not agree totally with you. I think journalists always seek the truth and know it, as they play important roles as explained below:
      ● To scrutinize the work of the government, the courts and major companies,
      ● To highlight the points of success and failure,
      ●Expose corruption at all levels,
      ●Draw attention to the negligence or negligence of officials giving the marginalized sectors of society the opportunity to express themselves.

      For these reasons, how can we punish the journalist for publishing the truth despite following all the legal procedures?! Are people being punished just for telling and revealing the facts?! Or do you want to remain under the misleading of the truth!

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      1. British Council.jpg smart_theory | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
        insightful_starfish's comment 18 Oct 2021

        To be honest it depends on the journalists themselves, because generally like you said, journalists are supposed to say the truth. It basically their creed. Then again the moral values of journalists can vary and it all comes down to their conscience and moral upbringing.

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
          smart_theory's comment 19 Oct 2021

          Is it true that it always comes down to moral values? What other things might be important to think about? For example, can journalists make mistakes? What about the influence of the media organisation they work for?

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          1. British Council.jpg smart_theory | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
            Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Oct 2021

            Wow, I never actually looked at it from that angle, but it is very true. Everyone makes mistakes and even can sometimes be pressured to do what they don't want to do. For the mistakes part, I totally agree but like I said earlier if the moral values of the journalists are strong then even when the media organization they work for pressures them, they would still post the truth and nothing but the truth, no matter the cost.

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        2. British Council.jpg terrific_globe | Eko Akete Senior Grammar School | Nigeria
          smart_theory's comment 19 Oct 2021

          It true sometimes journalists also cook up stories for the sake of money and people believe everything there say which is not

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    4. British Council.jpg champion_plantain | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
      amiable_shrimp's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I also agree with the statement that" The journalist are holding these people to account!They should face consequences"
      The pandora papers mainly reveals the cases related with money laundering, offshore transaction(which is not always illegal)and activities that are done to avoid tax.The main thing is most of the activity done are illegal and proper steps should be taken by the government so that they can prevent further such incidince. Because not paying tax and money laundering is a serious crime which harms the country and the citizen of that country.
      money laundering cannot be stopped in a day. Huge initiatives and organizations should be formed to stop this because the people involved are powerful and billioniare. So it is difficult to stop this.
      when these people are caught they should not be allowed to walk free. Charges should be set against them.

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    5. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      amiable_shrimp's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I do not agree with you, because journalists have the right to publish information if it is true. The second point is that both presidents from both countries must be aware of the crimes that are happening. The people also have the right to know about the crimes in order to become aware and stay away from them. If the journalist must publish every correct information, make sure that Its sources are not to blame

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    Agree on the statement that says (Punish the false journalists who spread false rumors and plot conspiracies) Rumors are as dangerous as lying has consequences, so the information must be verified before publishing. We know that some journalists are behind these rumors and spread them on sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube. We have to know that not everything the journalists say is true. We know that rumors are dangerous for society, causing confusion, instability, the emergence of interpretations, and others. Therefore, I suggest staying away from rumors and conspiracies and not believing everything spread on social media.

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  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    I put the phrase (the Safis are professionals and they trust themselves and are not afraid of the enemies of success) and I agreed on it in many respects, including: creativity, mastery and self-confidence.
    You cannot be a journalist if you are afraid or confused and do not have the ability to talk to people in order to be a journalist, you must be bold, strong and have a long mind and know how to express opinion and write because the question that will be asked to you is how did you learn to write???
    There are enemies to success who are the ignorant. He simply sabotages the relationships between members of society.
    The journalist must be honest: his luck will be good if he is honest, and bad if he is not honest, also people will not like him.
    There is a group of ignorant people who attack the journalist without reasons to reduce their field of work. These are the ones who tried to be journalists but failed.

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  • British Council.jpg faithful_aspect | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that say " its unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep asecret"
    My reasons are:
    Some believe that the media race in dealing with the private life of individuals, especially the intimate aspect of it, and displaying it on television aims to win the public and popularity even if this leads to a violation of the private life of individuals in transgression of laws, customs and social traditions, and thus causing harm and moral or even material damage by individuals. As for addressing the particularities of celebrities and public or political figures, it may not be with the aim of gaining popularity or the scoop, but rather distorting the image of the politician or public figure in front of public opinion and thus challenging the credibility and integrity of the person to achieve a material or political goal.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      faithful_aspect's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Please make sure that all comments are written in your own words so that everyone on the Student Hub can understand them. Thanks!

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    After reading, browsing, and familiarizing himself with the issue of Pandora Papers, he has a strong background that I am happy to understand and understand their schemes, which I never understood what those papers are, but thanks to that international competition that I am now participating in under the wing of my school and teacher, the prospects for these documents have become greater and feed back I have this economic issue that affects the economies of the global peoples. From my point of view, I agree with the statement that says “The Pandora Papers have provided a great service to the corrupt.” People have waited a lot of time and days for these papers and know their fate. After this, where is everyone? It means nothing and the problem is greater than Rather, it is a tragedy that made many young people commit suicide because they were unable and hated life under devastating suffering.” But the greater problem is that those who have evidence live inside corrupt countries and cannot say or disclose and present evidence and evidence, and this makes the position of the corrupt strong and hides the position of the strong. They deny official statements and appear before the people who are the oppressed, and they shade public opinion, and they talk that there are conspiracies and plots that are plotting against them because of their honorable positions and Some even claim integrity!!! Here we stop our minds and restore our logical thinking for a while, the Pandora papers turned the standards of social justice for the corrupt before public opinion.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg reasoning_truth | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    15 Oct 2021

    The statement I agree with is “The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences.”
    The reason I have chosen this is because some people be unfair and think that it is ok that they can put their money offshore so that the others think that they don’t have much money and they don’t need to pay their taxes. Upsettingly, unfortunately, unlike normal citizens, rich people think it’s ok if they do money laundering so they don’t have to give much of their money away. Thins is concerning and means that they are being selfish and greedy so I think, no matter if others don’t want to share their unkind secrets about money laundering or putting their money offshore, we need to do something about it.

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  • British Council.jpg protective_memory | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement "Offshore transaction aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble."

    Offshore accounts are not illegal, but failing to properly declare overseas income is. Tax specialists and other financial advisers can help you utilize your offshore account, and navigate tax law, but other tools are also useful. International financial institutions can help facilitate overseas banking. The situations where offshore bank accounts become illegal are when you intend to commit tax evasion or fraud. Tax evasion means that you are trying to avoid paying your taxes on the income that you make. Every dollar that you make is eligible for taxes if you reside in the United States. As a result it is not such a ruckus for the journalists to make over offshore transaction. As long as the Tax is properly maintained the journalists should keep out of the personal stuffs of the people who are relying on the offshore transaction. Not only that the journalists are also trying stir up problems based intuitions without solid proof they should keep their thoughts to them selves until they can properly prove that people who are actually benefitting the administration through offshore transaction also it will create friendly relation ships with other countries as a trust, a bond is created. Through it will be benefitted both nationally and Internationally and so the journalists should not interfere with such activities and unnecessarily stir up problems.

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  • British Council.jpg benevolent_rock | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    Well, this is gonna be a tricky question and fully dependent on perspective. People who are highly optimistic or somehow related to money laundering are going to be supporting the first 2 statements I can insist.
    As I am not too much of an optimist or somehow in a wrong go, I surely am going with the "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    I don't think intricate reasoning might be necessary for my favor. I really respect the journalists who worked heart and soul to gather and summarise the pandora papers just to find justice. Most of our hearts would start beating faster and our hands would tremble in fear while collecting information against powerful politicians, businessmen, and such, while the valorous reporters of ICIJ worldwide collected over 11.9 million documents and leaked them so everyone could see the truth of the current political world!
    But there is an issue here. The pandora papers might have been handled more swiftly than it is done now. Leaking the documents and papers publicly created somewhat chaos and panic. Instead, the papers first should have been handed to Crime Investigation Departments like the CIA, FBI, etc so that they could lock the culprits up first, and then their names should have been leaked. This might have been the more effective way.
    But who knows what other problems might have risen that time?! My respect really increased multiple times for the reporters worldwide. Though I still don't want to change my life aim to be a journalist or reporter, I will try but best to help them whenever and however I can at any stage of my life.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      benevolent_rock's comment 18 Oct 2021

      An interesting response. Why do you think they were leaked first, rather than given to the authorities?

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      1. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Oct 2021

        I think that if he is handed over to the authorities, then you can try to cover them up because the authority may be from them, and in my opinion they are right when they publish information before it is communicated to the authorities. Crimes and to stay away from them and now I wonder why they launder money? Why do they corrupt society with their own hands? Why put themselves at risk? All these questions come to my mind and I can't find the answers to them

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      2. British Council.jpg independent_hurricane | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Oct 2021

        sorry to interrupt. But I would like to share my answer. I think they were leaked first because the journalists are dealing with such information's which are related to big political leaders and upper level people of the society. So they can't trust anybody. If they share it with the police or CIA there is no surety that they are corrupted or not. Probably that's the reason that information's are leaked first.

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  • British Council.jpg champion_mode | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says ,'' The journalists are holding these people to account! The should face consequences."
    My reasons are:
    1.
    Though these kind of offshore transactions are legal , they cost governments worldwide up to $600bn in lost taxes each year. If governments could collect these much money ,it could have been used for the welfare of the general people whereas the money is just vanishing in the air. None of us knew this. But now we know it; because more than 600 journalists from 117 countries have looked at the hidden fortunes of some of the most powerful people on the planet.
    2.
    330 politicians from 90 countries are involved in the secret transactions mentioned in the 'Pandora Papers'. So there is a huge possibility that those are people's money earned with the help of corruption. So those politicians should be held accountable for their deeds and people should get to know the source of the money.
    3.
    These secret transactions not only give rise to the corruption but also increases money laundering . With the help of offshore transactions , people are buying properties in such countries where the law about the information of the property owners is very strict . It is helping that class of people to hide more money without any trace. As the journalists have exposed these confidential information ,it will help to create mass awareness which will eventually draw the government's attention and then they will take necessary steps to prevent it.

    Moreover it's not unfair to reveal the secrets which are harming the people. So we should understand that the journalists have worked really hard to convey these information to us . They don't want to stir up the trouble. They just want us to know. That's why, as a responsible human being I think those people who are doing such inhumane works should face the consequences .

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      champion_mode's comment 18 Oct 2021

      A powerful argument. Can you think of the other side? If some of these transactions are legal, but immoral, should people be punished?

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      1. British Council.jpg inspiring_economics | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Oct 2021

        this caught my attention ! you asked - 'If some of these transactions are legal, but immoral, should people be punished?' okay, now if the case stands as - legal but immoral, then, firstly, why are we putting something immoral as legal? secondly, if our future generations are taught to recognize immorality as legal , then , think of the consequences !

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  • British Council.jpg insightful_starfish | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Oct 2021

    I think that the second squirrel is right, meaning that it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, because every person has the right to hide what he wants to hide, and this is considered private and no one should interfere in it. For the benefit of the state and the people, such as fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering
    At this point, the role of journalists is very important in detecting crimes

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Oct 2021

    One of the tasks of the press, as the fourth authority in transparency countries, is to expose the dens of crime and corruption, and there are no fallacies in that. “With confidence, I say that all journalistic work is full of pitfalls and thresholds in this field. Perhaps the question that I have in mind now is why the journalist does not expose what institutions, the wealthy and the owners of capital do in the work of Prejudice offends peoples and increases their oppression???? The journalistic work necessitates credibility and professional transparency, dealing honestly with the public, and telling them all the details of the stage, with its positives and negatives.. From my point of view, I see that whoever was able and committed a mistake bears the consequence. And the political and economic system of the state, if he is not keen on the national security interest of his state and exposing the criminals and the corrupt, then he will be part of that conspiracy and this system that seeks to overthrow and subjugate peoples and thus fall with him all the standards of true and honest journalism. Criminal scandals and corrupt regimes at the expense of the security and interest of the state, right?? Countries are seeking to build a strong security system by intensifying their agencies and employees. Do we see that the journalist as a profession does not exist in that organization?? I see that it is part of that system and the state, and here I stop by saying that security and professional honesty are much more than exposing or secrecy of these corrupt systems. “Therefore, it is always the press that takes the lead in exposing matters that affect national security.” And finally (it is fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide). As long as it harms the nationalities of countries...

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences.".

    My reasons are that if they have been treated as an innocent this will give the power to do more and more crimes. If the journalist and authorities treated them as other criminals, none will have the courage to do such dirty things . letting them do whatever they want is what led us to take about this issue in the first place .

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    1. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_conversation's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I agree with you, because the more we forget some things, the worse it gets, and if we do not punish the criminals, they will increase, and the crimes will become many in society, which leads to its corruption.

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    2. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_conversation's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I agree with you, because the more we forget some things, the worse it gets, and if we do not punish the criminals, they will increase, and the crimes will become many in society, which leads to its corruption.

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  • British Council.jpg ethical_moth | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says ," Offshore transactions are not illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up the trouble. "
    The offshore transactions are not always illegal. It may sometimes happen for good causes such as for donations,organization funds , secret country missions taking place in abroad etc. People may want to keep it secret because if it is revealed , then different problems may arise from the ill-wishers and the severe enemies who always look for a loophole in a good work . If they get to know about these secret transactions , then they may try their best to misuse the situation as they don't know the main reason behind it . It will be very difficult for the good doers then to maintain their secrecy and hold the important missions without proper declaration to the general people . It may also create a misunderstanding among the common people who may or may not be literate . It will arise an unwanted chaos in the country . Then the whole plan will backfire and the important task will remain incomplete with an unwanted war raging.
    so if the journalists don't know the exact reasons behind certain offshore transactions and make a hill out of a mole, then it will be terrible .That's why i agree with the statement.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      ethical_moth's comment 18 Oct 2021

      A nuanced approach, ethical_moth, which shows you have appreciated the grey area between right and wrong here. Do you think the journalists do know the exact reasons behind the offshore transactions?

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      1. British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Oct 2021

        there is Investigative journalism that provides the truth about people from government and other entities such as corporations who attempt to keep their often illegal activities secret. Its purpose is to expose such actions so that those involved can be held accountable. so my answer to your question is yes

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  • British Council.jpg remarkable_cranberry | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says,"offshore transactions are not illegal!The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble.'

    My reason is unless one does it with the intent of tax evasion there's nothing illegal in offshore transaction.

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_football | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I do not agree with the statement that says: It is not fair for a journalist to publish information that people want to hide.
    My reasons are some : if the information can badly affect the state or country the journalist should reveal it, but if it personal talk or picture he shouldn't reveal it without permission.
    Additionaly good information should be published to educate people. So, they should do this first, and also it should be published, whether it is related to international policies and anything else related to the state, as well as an expressive message that suggests the viewer What should he do if something similar to the news happened to him, what should he not do as an individual, and what should he do as a citizen?

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  • British Council.jpg memorable_hen | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says (It's unfair for to publish information that people want to keep a secret.") I agree that if secrets that could harm the environment and society should be disclosed and disseminated by journalists.
    But if this information is private or the privacy of some people does not harm the environment and society, the journalist must seek permission from the owner of this information before publishing it. In the end, the privacy of people must be respected.

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  • British Council.jpg compelling_land | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret."
    If we think about it, everyone wants to keep their privacy and doesn't want something confidential to be disclosed to the entire world through mass media. The journalists might disclose something about someone in such a way that might sound misleading or stir up more trouble because getting hands-on such pieces of information isn't easy and requires reliable sources to depend on. So it's really essential for journalists to verify the correctness of the information and think carefully before saying something out in the open. Besides, the person being mentioned will definitely be triggered when hearing about such exposure of confidential information, which will lead to a clash between the media spotlight, and the journalists and news reporting organizations. Words spread fast, and the original story might be distorted when spreading from person to person. That's why it's a big decision for a journalist to make when commenting about an individual and his secrecy.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      compelling_land's comment 18 Oct 2021

      You've focused your answer on the key duties of a journalist which has helped you to directly respond to the question. Well done!

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    2. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      compelling_land's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I do not agree with your opinion because they must be exposed to serve as an example to others. Also, if they fear for their privacy, they would not have committed their misfortunes and crimes. As for the second point, I also do not agree with you, because if the correct information is published from reliable sources, the security will play its role after that. As for the journalist, the investigation begins with something else. As for the third point, a lot of stories will be circulated and visited, but if the reliable media from the beginning publishes the correct information, it will not be changed or altered. As for the people who disclose, they must be punished with a deterrent punishment that prevents them from returning to these actions and prevents those who disbelieve in their work to stay away from them.

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    3. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      compelling_land's comment 20 Oct 2021

      You said that everyone wants to preserve their privacy, what if this privacy is related to the rights of an individual, how are you going to align between preserving people's privacy and preserving individual rights?

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  • British Council.jpg gutsy_wallaby | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says offshore transactions aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble.

    My reasons are the global government or cosmocracy has taken offshore under consideration and legalized it. So by this, it is benefiting the underdeveloped countries by maintaining economical stability as well as be profiting its own company. The global government has taken many issues under consideration like tax optimization. For instance, if we can establish an offshore business we can reduce tax problems as well as keep our royalties, interest, capital gains unchanged. By doing so another advantage is there that is political and economic stability. The country where offshore companies are operated has the opportunity for global trading and international investment at a minimum cost. But it is to be ensured by the government that offshore business must be done with proper documents. That's because sometimes tax invasion and frauds are happening in the name of offshore companies. Then money launderings are also occurring and a huge amount of currencies are transferred to foreign countries. So if this is avoided then the offshore business is legitimate. SO I think offshore companies are okay without some issues and the journalist is just trying to create problems for their own benefit and attention.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      gutsy_wallaby's comment 18 Oct 2021

      All comments on the Student Hub should be written in your own words!

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_football | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with that sentence:
    External transactions are not illegal. The journalist is only trying to stir up problems, and my reasons are: It can be true so that the state or its ministers are aware of it, and the citizen should not do what he wants without anyone knowing, as he is considered a citizen with rights and duties. This is the opinion of the journalist, and there are those who agreed with him on that and there are those who did not agree with him

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    1. British Council.jpg ethical_moth | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      mindful_football's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Are you sure that the journalists are stirring up troubles or are they working hard to make you people learned about the problems behind the white curtains?

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_football | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with that sentence:
    External transactions are not illegal. The journalist is only trying to stir up problems, and my reasons are: It can be true so that the state or its ministers are aware of it, and the citizen should not do what he wants without anyone knowing, as he is considered a citizen with rights and duties. This is the opinion of the journalist, and there are those who agreed with him on that and there are those who did not agree with him

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  • British Council.jpg admirable_knowledge | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says it is not fair for a journalist to publish information that people want to keep, but if this information belongs to the state and to preserve it, then the press should intervene in publishing it.

    My reasons are that there is information that people hide and that is harmful to the law of the state and works to harm society, such as drugs and others. This has a negative impact on the environment, but if the press intervenes, the hidden matter will be revealed and society and the state’s law will not be exposed to any mistakes or violations.

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  • British Council.jpg poetic_coconut | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, “The journalists are holding these people into account. They should be punished.”
    From my perspective the basic rights of all the citizens of the country is maintained through the tax provided by people of all class including rich or poor. When the rich people are avoiding their taxes through illegal means breaking the conventional law by the government, they should be punished. Reading the activity I learnt Pandora Papers leak includes 6.4 million documents, almost three million images, more than a million emails and almost half-a-million spreadsheets of hidden wealth and tax evasions. Almost more than 330 politicians and the richest billionaires of the world were found guilty of avoiding taxes through illegal means. Then there is “Panama Papers” of 11.5 leaked documents. Due to the illegal avoidance of taxes the funding to support the infrastructure of government breaks down. Taxes are paid for the expense of maintaining a government. The main purpose is to raise money to spend on roads, schools and hospitals, and on more indirect government functions like market regulation, welfare schemes, repricing and redistribution,. As a citizen living in that country it is a duty for every citizen to contribute into the communal welfare through the mean of taxation. If the citizens of that country tries to evade taxation through offshore transaction of wealth and properties or by concealing the wealth they deserve to be brought under law.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      poetic_coconut's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Are there any people who you think shouldn't have to pay taxes?

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      1. British Council.jpg poetic_coconut | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Oct 2021

        I believe in formulating a tax based on income of individuals otherwise it will create complexities in the society. One of the main reason of taxation is to reduce the bridge gap between rich and poor and to provide the poor with basic necessities. The non profit organizations must be out of the criteria of taxation in any form of tax regulations to provide convenient environment in carrying out welfare activities.

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      poetic_coconut's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Yes, you are right, and I reward the journalist with this food. There must be justice and equality with all citizens, regardless of their status. It is imperative for their well-being in their homeland.

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_ocean | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says it is not fair for a journalist to publish information that people want to keep a recret
    My reasons are
    The importance of the press is that it is a source of culture for individuals, so it is necessary to have credibility in what is being published, as it is of great importance to society by revealing the secrets and mysteries that it is difficult for individuals to access except through this practice. Since the press is important, it must have honesty and integrity and not deviate from the norm lest it turn into a kind of intellectual terrorism for individuals and violate their rights. When the media in general and the press in particular use publishing works that incite hatred and hatred for some people, then the press becomes not a means of education. Censorship is a means of violating the human rights mentioned in international laws, treaties and special laws
    The most important standards that must be adhered to in the media, including the written press:

    1. Documenting information, observing accuracy in publishing it, and adhering to the right to reply
    2. Do not publish vague or exaggerated news
    3. Respect for the private life of citizens
    3. Respecting religions and beliefs and not inciting racial and sectarian strife
    4. Not to publish obscene pictures or use vulgar words. Taking into account the literature of spreading crime in general.

    And since journalism is journalism that is based on documenting information and facts by following a systematic and objective method with the aim of revealing what is hidden and bringing about change for the public benefit. And because the press aims to reveal errors and abuses, because the subject to be revealed concerns people or society, and because the goal of the journalist through it is to reach the truth and thus reveal the party responsible for the persistence of errors.

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  • British Council.jpg calm_outcome | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says: It is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep secret .
    In my opinion the reason is journalists can publish information about the country and what is happening in it, but journalists do not have the right to publish private information about people because it causes problems for people and harms people

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_journalist | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says it is unfair for journalist to publish information that people want to keep. a secret are that the journalist must maintain people's privacy and do not publish anything without the approval of the person concerned, as happened in this competition where no one participated without the consent of parents This is what the journalist must follow, but if this thing harms people and is against the law, then he must report these violators and publish about them in the newspapers to warn people about them.

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  • British Council.jpg blessed_personality | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "Offshore transactions are not illegal . the journalist are just trying to stir up trouble"

    My reasons is the spead of social media makes most people like journalist. most of people now write news in their profiles on social media. so, i think that journalists sometimes actually make some troubles especially when they puplish personal information without permisssion.

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  • British Council.jpg awesome_cloud | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says " It's unfair for journalists ro publish information that people want to keep a secret " .
    My reasons are " Because it can be some information that can be sources of personal information , but that are some things that can be an environmental source because it is the result of the envirnomental environment ."

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  • British Council.jpg grounded_ibex | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that " its unfair for the journalists to publish the information people want to keep secret ."

    Offshore transaction is illegal and also people should know about these unfair activities happening around them . But there are some other issues regarding holding other person's information without proper authority . There is possibility for blackmailing if the journalist is unethical . Also I believe that the only the government and the law enforcement agency are supposed to hold those information. Moreover those information can cause anarchy in public . But the journalists deserve respect for bringing this issue in light .

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  • British Council.jpg free_cheetah | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement stating "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    Transactions of resources or wealth from any state to other should not be fully available for public disclosure but the state governing body should have a very clear idea on the amount and time of such transactions. To ensure proper flow of money throughout the state or the country, the government should know it all. If anyone decides to hide his/her transaction, whatever the reason might be, they should be exposed and made sure to not do this again. And about the statements of the other two squirrels, "nothing's exposed if nothing's hidden." So there's no reason to blame the journalists if they provide the real news.

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  • British Council.jpg vivacious_ocean | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "Offshore transactions aren’t illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble."

    My reasons are,
    To avoid tax or to pay less tax, people move their money to tax shelter which may be a retirement account or may be complex investments. Here, the process is legal according to the law but it's illegal from the view of society. Journalists stir up the trouble but its hard to make offshore illegal from the view of law.

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  • British Council.jpg cherished_lobster | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the comment that says 'Offshore transactions aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble'.

    My reasons are there is no reason for anyone to cause a havoc when this is said legal by the world leaders and judges of the country. I think they have taken quite a time to think about it and also judged from various perspectives. Someone may say this is a loophole of the law and whatnot but I think they had thought about this point also after it was aroused and judged what they should do.
    I am putting my trust in them because they have become leaders and judge because maximum people trust them and that's how they became what they are now. But if influential person does this just to evade their taxes, I think the journalists must stand up and do their best to stop it and make the mass people aware of that because that will be illegal and I am completely not supporting that!

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      cherished_lobster's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Part of what we've learnt is that you can avoid paying taxes AND it be a legal action. How do you feel about this?

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    2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      cherished_lobster's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Part of what we've learnt is that you can avoid paying taxes AND it be a legal action. How do you feel about this?

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        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Oct 2021

        Well, I think in that case, it should also fire the journalists up. If we look at the list of the people being leaked, we can see most of the people are politicians or law makers. It isn't like I am making accusations but if the root is rotten we can not expect a big green tree. If we really want to stop this the politicians should change themselves and also, the mass people should also make them by becoming aware themselves.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Since the press seeks to promote the right of the public in knowledge, enabling him to determine the position suited by the corners of press coverage and trends, with care not to make serious violations that may appeal to individuals, society or sources. These are an urgent need to develop ethical principles and standards undertaken by journalists and institutions by care, respect, respect and application at the individual and collective level, from media content planning and resolution, and to make the decision to promote confidence between the public and journalism, and the ethical principles and moral standards Religious and cultural and norms of communities and nations, which have been imposed for a remarkable and fundamental framework during the historical phased phases of press work around the world and from my part, I agree to the ferry that says "not justice to spread journalists.

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  • British Council.jpg adventurous_cloudberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    This sentence attracted my attention, a sentence (it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide). I think I have a different point of view on this subject. Rather, the freedom of the press that exposes and exposes the diseases of society is in the interest of society. Of course, this is if something secret has harms to society, but if It was a private thing and should not be disclosed without the person's consent.

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  • British Council.jpg best_blueberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that “it is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide.” Journalists view people’s news as a means of communicating themselves to others, but some people do not prefer the spotlight on them due to personal reasons, but nonetheless journalists do not appreciate it, rather They publish in the event of a family war between brothers, they publish it, and in the event of any special circumstances for people, especially the owners of money, their problems and even their lives become a trend on social media sites and among newspapers, but there are some people who do not prefer the appearance of their life problems on the Internet and social networking sites, so We should not be a burden on others, put problems above theirs, and think about our lives a little in our countries, and treat our exhausted patients in their lives, and leave these people in their lives and do not increase their worries.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Entry into the details of the issue of money laundering is to be over the damage they are corrupt for the economy on the other side must be performed in the size of the damage. I am with that the press reveals and shines those plots that occur for peoples and a popular base that does not do so after disclosing. If the press reveals those secrets in the future, he will become the accused and mutilation with the corrupt is not ??? Distributed should be held accountable because the press is part of the political system for those governments and underscored each one has a professional honor in the verdict for such spoilers.

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  • British Council.jpg alert_dolphin | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree to say
    External transactions are not illegal. The journalist is just trying to stir up trouble.
    I misunderstood the journalist, this is his job, but the state and the laws should allow foreign transactions, as it can cause harm to people for what may be toxic and deadly food, and the state should be careful. Legal, if not adhered to, may lead to a weak economy among countries..
    And this is something wrong. These things, whatever they are, may not only cause harm to people, but to the state, its economy, and its security. It is true that the state may reject foreign transactions, but this is for your safety, even if you need them, and the state preserves life and people in it.Wealth and tax evasion. Nearly 330 politicians and the world's richest billionaires have been found guilty of tax evasion through illegal means. Then there are the “Panama Papers” of 11.5 leaked documents. Because of illegal tax evasion, funding to support government infrastructure is collapsing

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  • British Council.jpg humble_piano | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide." Because people always prefer to preserve their privacy, it is their right to preserve it, but this does not mean that all people have the right to preserve their privacy. For example, journalists must tell the world about those who commit crimes and most importantly tell the world about their punishments. By doing so, journalists will give people the chance to reconsider their deeds, so they won't be penalized. Spreading some information might be bad, but some information must be known for the behalf of people. In other words, it is information that may not be published that may cause widespread controversy! I agree with the above statement in the case when journalists don't know the details of the news story. For instance, if a small problem occurred and the journalist published its details, the problem would have increased and grown. In this case, it is better for the journalist to hide the information. Some small problems might never be solved when people know about it. I suggest that journalists consult the police, or the owner of the information and the reason for preventing the puplic to know it. A decent, honest journalist should put in mind what is good and what is bad for his people before deciding to publishe or hide news.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      humble_piano's comment 18 Oct 2021

      A balanced view that appreciates other perspectives too, humble_piano.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_expression | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that "Outside transactions are not illegal and the journalist is just trying to make trouble." Foreign transactions are not always illegal, but sometimes for reasons such as medication and treatment. It benefits different countries by maintaining economic stability as well as achieving profits for huge companies by doing so. Another advantage is economic and political stability, but the government must ensure that foreign business must be done by appropriate documents and papers and limited to certain purposes, so that Journalists did not know the exact reasons behind some foreign transactions, so this would be normal for this reason. I agree with this statement.

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  • British Council.jpg neat_guitar | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement of the second squirrel 《it is unfair for a journalist to publish information that people want to keep a secret》
    Because people have their privacy and their own news, and the journalist must take into account this privacy, because respecting privacy and adhering to this high literature makes a person live with a calm and contented heart, so it was necessary for the journalist to preserve people’s feelings and privacy, and not to eavesdrop on them.

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      neat_guitar's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I take your reasons into consideration but there are people who have been affected by whatever they have done, the victims have to be considered you are not considering the facts the people's lives can also be affected by what they have done. it just like in the video where there were three people was stranded on the island, they thought they were saved buy it was just the rich dumping a huge bag of cash on the island for them it was hope but it was just false hope.

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  • British Council.jpg shrewd_flight | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."

    Offshore transaction may be a legal thing. It may be viable under the eyes of law. But in the present world, the immorality of businessmen have made it a thing that is damaging the economic balance of the world. Building offshore companies wasn't made legal for evading tax, laundering money etc. It was made to help businessmen with less capital and great ideas flourish. Also, it would help the poorer countries to be filled with developed companies. But this legalization is being completely misused in a highly immoral way. Their intentions and objectives are turning their actions into illegal ones. The big businesses are using undeveloped countries as base, thus reducing their taxes and running their companies worldwide. Again, some people are misusing offshore transactions to launder their money to foreign places and thus evading tax.

    The journalists have exposed the documents that show these kind of transactions and are calling them Pandora Papers. Many influential personalities such as world leaders, politicians, businessmen with connections etc. are using this method to evade taxes and launder money. These activities are completely partial to the common people and is creating economical unrest around the world. Their crime is now a global problem. So, the journalists have done an important work by taking account of their secret misdeeds and informing the world about their crime. I wish that they suffer punishments equal to the crime they have done as they are still not confessing to their crimes.

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  • British Council.jpg lovely_groundhog | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that journalists hold these people accountable..they must face the consequences.


    My reasons are:

    These people work in illegal ways to earn money, such as drug trafficking, bank robbery, weapons, or antiquities and turn them into legitimate ways through the money laundering process. It is an economic crime that aims to give legal legitimacy to illicit funds.

    The journalist must reveal their papers, bring them to justice, and hold them legally accountable because of their negative impact on the private economy of countries. This crime allows criminals to dispose of laundered money and employs it in a range of public activities to make it look legal. It also helps them expand their illegal projects and earn more of this money. What can be more dangerous!! For the benefit of people, journalists must do their best to expose criminals to the public. By doing so, other people will avoid bad deeds and criminals will be punished.

    It is always great to give people a second chance. Some people commit crimes against their wills and because of other people who use them to commit crimes. Those should not be exposed to others. Instead, journalists must search for the real reasons and the real people behind the crimes and make people aware of it to protect them form felling into the same trap.

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  • British Council.jpg funny_recipe | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I do agree with the statement "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide." When journalists consider revealing details about a person's private life, they should evaluate the potential for distress. They should be humble about their ability to reveal it. The considerable public interest in the personal lives of public leaders, on the other hand, tends to lead to more aggressive reporting of their personal lives. When common people attract the attention of journalists, it is usually because they are linked to a high-profile topic or event, such as a crime. In these cases, many journalists establish standards to prevent revelations that may injure people's reputations or, worse, turn out to be false. That’s why journalists must not publish information that people want to hide unless that information refers to a severe issue or crime.

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  • British Council.jpg supportive_tradition | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I don't agree with what the first squirrel said.
    Offshore transactions are not illegal . the journalist are just trying to stir up trouble.
    And my reasons are:
    It could be that this person is smuggling harmful things like liquor, money, alcohol and drugs, or hiding drugs in their bodies, or smuggling gruesome and horrific machines like the intracellular bacteria shredder and I have read this in some books
    This is not the work of a good and righteous person. He, his family and his community want him to feel safe. And he will live in conscience all his life, for if he does so he will find that his conscience will always torment and warn him, and he will not rest, he will not sleep, and he will lose his appetite. And he will feel the narrowness of life, and although he has a lot of money, he will not find true happiness in his actions.
    Eventually he will lose his life or commit suicide because it is never a good profession and he will put himself at risk for money, even though it is just a card to run the affairs of our lives. Where money comes and goes without us knowing or feeling.
    Even if he has a public or private interest in this, my view is that he should never do that, and states have forbidden those who do so and punished him with severe and difficult punishment.
    As for those who want to say that the journalist is only trying to stir up trouble and sow discord in society, I don't think so. If he wants to tell the world what is happening in the conferences behind him, there is nothing wrong with that, because here he wants to maintain honesty and harmony between him and his society. But if it is for a personal purpose, as if he wants revenge or something like that, then the saying is correct and there is no doubt about it.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "Journalists hold these people accountable! They must face the consequences."
    We as human beings only want to do what we want even if it is bad. The important thing is to please ourselves even if we live on a lie, and the same is true with political matters, If we remain silent about these matters, such as the Pandora issue for the sake of the interests of the livelihood, we will only be silent about corruption, and tomorrow corruption will float and we will lose the principles of our peoples and governments ,thus, when confronting a global issue in the beginning, we will have to reform the corruption that has afflicted the world, and thus we will be preoccupied with moral and societal issues,and we have to build society on a principle, which is that silence is not against an oppressor except as if you are a partner with him in the same crime, so expose him and be freed from this restriction,journalists are part of their job to expose the guilty so that they will be held accountable, not so that the corrupt will sympathize with them, but in order to expose the lie and cling to the truth. There is no way to satisfy yourself with lies, while the truth will prevail,You are part of the community and you will affect it with your thoughts, and remember their corrupt policy that affects your future that you dreamed and worked for, so expose them that they are a burden on the people and the country.

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  • British Council.jpg insightful_starfish | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, because everyone has the right to hide what they want to hide because they always prefer to preserve their privacy, but this does not mean that all people have the right to hide their privacy, especially if it is related to an interest The state and the people, such as fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering, these threaten crimes that cannot be tolerated and condoned if they are exposed and exposed by investigative journalists. The role of journalists is very important in detecting crimes and these people to be through, but he begs himself to commit crimes that harm the interests of countries, the homeland and the people Thus, it gives them an opportunity to reconsider their actions to avoid punishment and shame.
    But sometimes there is news that is not published and disclosed, and the journalist has no to publish them if he knows about them, such as secrets related to the state and politics, which if spread, may threaten the security and safety of the state and the people.
    The question here is, is it permissible to publish secret state documents?! I want to know your opinions.
    In my opinion In my opinion, a journalist should avoid publishing such information that causes confusion in the country. Avoiding disclosure of state secrets is a moral duty dictated by the principles of honor and honesty, as all laws and laws included the duty to preserve secrets and criminalizing their disclosure not only to protect the owner of the secret, his position and status, but to preserve the public interest in The society and not subjecting the reputation of the professions and lofty centers to humiliation.

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says it's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret.
    My reasons are 35 world leaders along with 400 official's name has been published in the Pandora's paper .Some of them were slightly related to this incident and some of fully. Matter of fact is many country faced political problems like riots and many a people witnessed the losses.
    now coming to the point that it can be done secretly with the help of FBI or CBI .question can be raised that so will the normal people be the sufferer of this type of incidents??
    Answer would be no after proper judgement the main culprits will face the judgements and the money or information of people will be given back to them. At this time we are not talking that journalists have no role rather they have to play the most important role that is to find the informations and do the investigation in a manner that can cause no harm to the society. Lastly for the reason I remains still stand with the point is it gives the chance to the culprits to change themselves and realize about their deeds.

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  • British Council.jpg genius_plum | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    There may be serious confusions regarding the three questions asked by those squirrels. But my personal statement concerning these facts is: It's undoubtedly and obviously true that offshore transactions are in no way, illegal. Offshore transactions can at times save an entire community or a country, especially in the war-torn countries where normal purchasing becomes hell-like and there is a dire need of donations, relief or other monetary necessities etc.
    Today, even though the world is a lot at peace compared to the 1940s or 50s, there's still no electric connection and conflicts or insurgencies disrupting in regions like Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, Afghanistan, Haiti, Western and Central Africa etc. It's almost impossible for the dwellers there to continue their daily transactions in a normal way. Under such circumstances, there remains no other way rather to continue their dealings through external connections. Offshore transactions have till now saved more than 70 million lives; who are desperate today just to lead a simple lifestyle. But, such financial exchange should be kept and certified within a particular area, or it may turn out to be a hotspot for illegal smuggling and robbing. Recent times say that the most notorious incidents of offshore transactions below the belt take place in the Swiss Banks. Trillions of dollars under the possession of influential personalities are stored safely behind the rings, which are obviously the negative impressions of so-called offshore transactions.
    Even though my first reaction may seem positive on the context of the object; the last statement showed a little disappointment as it totally dishonors the attributes of a responsible journalist. Journalists really have a soft heart and they promise themselves 24/7 to ensure that right words get into peoples' ears. Just for enabling the general mass to remain updated on the right track, minds like Hu Sheli, Zulkarnayn Sayer, Shereen Bhan, Eugene Scott and many more don't take birth for nothing. Recently, a woman of middle age stayed overnight in a Bangladesh Health Directorate Office just to take the correct info-stats of the number of confirmed COVID cases!
    Journalists deserve the respect for their toils and it's just unjust for people to comment a whole community negatively only for one of them gets a word wrong.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      genius_plum's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Your comment throws new light on offshore transactions, genius_plum. Can you provide a link to a source that provides evidence to back it up?

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        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Oct 2021

        Thank you sir tombigglestone@economist.com, for such a wonderful observation. Technically, offshore transaction is being in process by each and every single person in a turmoiled country where there remains no other way to resolve it. Currently, 30 million people in Afghanistan are in a humanitarian crisis and their daily movements are at stake; so obviously they depend on the offshore transactions taking place in the neighbouring Pakistan and Iran and it's now an open secret to all of us! At the same time, over 30 million people in Central Africa are living lives below standard due to the political instability, and so they are highly indebted to the offshore transaction procedures in comparatively "OKAY" nations like Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. So, offshore transaction isn't that bad if you think in that angle!

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  • British Council.jpg original_pear | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the saying that foreign transactions are not illegal, just that a journalist is trying to stir up trouble.
    Foreign transactions are sometimes illegal, and this happens sometimes for reasons such as money and treatment. It maintains economic and political stability. You love people. I do not reveal their secrecy, because if they are exposed, many problems will occur, and the bad ones are if they find out about secret transactions, they may do their best until the situation is thwarted. New actors are difficult to keep transactions secret.
    This may cause misunderstanding among the people and there will be great chaos and wars that they do not want.
    Therefore, journalists do not know the exact reasons behind some external information. This will be a normal thing, so I strongly agree with this statement.

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  • British Council.jpg effervescent_conversation | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide." Because people always prefer to preserve their privacy, it is their right to preserve it, but this does not mean that all people have the right to preserve their privacy. For example, journalists must tell the world about those who commit crimes and most importantly tell the world about their punishments. By doing so, journalists will give people the chance to reconsider their deeds, so they won't be penalized. Spreading some information might be bad, but some information must be known for the behalf of people. In other words, it is information that may not be published that may cause widespread controversy! I agree with the above statement in the case when journalists don't know the details of the news story. For instance, if a small problem occurred and the journalist published its details, the problem would have increased and grown. In this case, it is better for the journalist to hide the information. Some small problems might never be solved when people know about it. I suggest that journalists consult the police, or the owner of the information and the reason for preventing the puplic to know it. A decent, honest journalist should put in mind what is good and what is bad for his people before deciding to publishe or hide news.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says that it is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, and some people have privacy that they want to preserve, because each of us has the right to privacy. A good journalist should respect all privacy. What is your opinion if one of you’s privacy is exposed? What is your feeling and don’t you think that we have to protect the privacy and secrets of others in order to advance and prosper our society and protect it from corruption and sedition?

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that reads: "it's unfair for Journalists to publish information that people want to keep secret."
    I think that everyone wants to keep their privacy and they don't want something secret to be revealed to the whole world through mass media. Journalists can reveal something about a person in a way that appears misleading or creates additional problems because obtaining the information is not easy and requires reliable sources to rely on. So, it is very important for journalists to verify the veracity of information and think carefully before saying anything publicly. Furthermore, the named person will definitely be active when he learns of the disclosure of such classified information, which will lead to a confrontation between the media spotlight and journalists and news organizations. Words spread quickly and the original story could be distorted as it spread from person to person. That's why it's a big decision a reporter has to make when commenting on someone and their confidentiality.

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  • British Council.jpg adventurous_cloudberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    The first statement caught my attention (Outside transactions are not illegal, journalists are just trying to make trouble)
    I do not think that foreign currencies may be harmful to society, so I think they should be legal and journalists are not originally their role to create problems. This is wrong. They are trying to explain things accurately to calm people and to solve problems as well.

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  • British Council.jpg magical_revolution | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the squirrel who says that it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, because one of the characteristics of journalists is to observe people’s privacy and not expose and disclose information they do not want to disclose.
    It is recommended, but without mentioning names, and so we can help people and advise them, but without hurting or exposing the feelings and privacy of the person.
    Also, in order to read any topic that the journalist wants to remove, we must take into account the scenes and words because there may be children reading this publication and also the journalist should work on the principle
    “As you like yourself.” love for others"

    In conclusion, I want every journalist to treat the person or news he disclosed confidentially so that we do not expose each other, but there are some news in which names must be mentioned, such as crimes and others, mention their names so that they may be an example to others and receive their punishment, and I also want to repeat that the journalist must observe privacy

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  • British Council.jpg aware_expression | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I don't agree with the phrase "Offshore transactions aren't illegal the journalist ore just to stir up trouble " because it's possible to export drugs and drugs, and that's a crime and destroys the world
    An example of this is the project we're working on we took our parents opinion before. Start with it.

    I agree with the phrase "it's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret"
    If this is a secret that's hamrful to the environment and people it should affect anything, it shouldn't be published

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  • British Council.jpg adventurous_cloudberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    The second sentence (it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide) caught my attention and thought. Do you also know who benefits most from freedom of the press? The ruler if he wants to follow the rules of “government” and good governance. In a large country, how can any ruler who wants to make sound decisions know what is going on here and there? Who will expose him to the shame and corruption that exists other than the press, and I mean the free press, not the “moral guidance” press that only publishes official statements.(And at the highest authority, unfortunately) Whoever thinks that “freedom of the press” is a burden on the state. But the truth is that it is the first to lose from the restriction of that freedom. There is no strong state without good governance, and there is no good governance without transparency and accountability without a free media that reveals what the corrupt “or spoilers” are trying to hide.

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  • British Council.jpg tidy_computer | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the (Squirrel) saying that it is unfair for journalists to publish information that they want to hide. The reasons are that these are matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the state, and even if the journalist publishes them, the whole world will know and the neighboring countries will know that there is corruption in this country and they cut off extensions from the state under the rule. excuse this. Thieves, but there is a positive effect if the journalist publishes this news, which is to educate people about what is happening in his country.

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that "it is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide." Reason: All people want to keep their privacy, and they don't want to reveal something secret in their private lives, via the Internet and social media. A journalist can publish something about someone who is misleading and wrong and this causes embarrassment and more problems and troubles for the person And the journalist may cause himself problems because of his publication of these things and rumors, because such information is difficult to obtain except from reliable sources.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Are there any laws or rules that stop journalists from publishing things that are wrong or not true?

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    2. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 19 Oct 2021

      I do not agree with you at all, because journalists have the right to publish the correct information that they have confirmed and whose names are revealed. Are they now afraid for their privacy? Are they afraid for their future? Is it wrong if journalists published their photos? In my opinion, if they were afraid for their reputation and their privacy, they would not have committed these crimes. As for the journalist, he is not wrong, and he has the right to publish this information, and this is his profession mainly, so he should not be punished for what he does

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  • British Council.jpg digital_sea | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    18 Oct 2021

    "it's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret". Yes, it is wrong but I strongly disagree with this statement, because journalists have an obligation to the public, to spread the truth about the economy and not only that but what is the point on hiding this information that would hold no benefit to you the public is constantly held in the dark and has no idea of what is happening in the public. A journalist named peter vanderwicken 1995 wrote a paper about why the news is not the truth he said "The news media and the government have created a charade that serves their own interests but misleads the public. Officials oblige the media’s need for drama by fabricating crises and stage-managing their responses, thereby enhancing their own prestige and power. Journalists dutifully report those fabrications. Both parties know the articles are self-aggrandizing manipulations and fail to inform the public about the more complex but boring issues of government policy and activity." the public needs to know what is happening in the public.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      digital_sea's comment 19 Oct 2021

      A great bit of research here. Can you tell us a bit more about who Peter Vanderwicken was?

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    2. British Council.jpg alert_dolphin | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      digital_sea's comment 19 Oct 2021

      But I want to ask..
      In which of the powers is he obliged to divulge the news and in which it is not permissible??!
      In the end, he is an informant and an interpreter, not a spoiler

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      1. British Council.jpg digital_sea | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
        alert_dolphin's comment 20 Oct 2021

        "In which of the powers is he obliged to divulge the news and in which it is not permissible?" Well, in my opinion, everyone has the over to speak up but the but we choose not to but peter vanderwickerchoose to say something about the news, to be honest, the assailant know what they are doing but choose not to stop if no one does anything about it It would just carry go on uncorrected and unsolved.

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  • British Council.jpg forceful_snake | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    Tax is the fund that runs the country. So logically avoidance of tax affects the overall development rate severely.
    According to taxjustice.net, "Countries are losing a total of over $427 billion in tax each year to international corporate tax abuse and private tax evasion. "Especially during the recent pandemic we've faced the consequences of tax avoidance the most. While the countries were busy cutting their expenditure from various major sectors some industrialists were busy burying their cash on their private islands. As a result, the governments were helpless in face of the pandemic and a lot of lives were lost. So I believe that these people should face the consequence.

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  • British Council.jpg ineffable_reality | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says ," Offshore transactions are not illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up the trouble. "
    My reasons are:
    There’s nothing illegal about establishing an offshore account unless it is done with the intent of tax evasion. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires banks around the world to report balances and any activity of citizens to the IRS or face fines.

    Some U.S. firms that hold foreign money claim to use a team of lawyers to form sure they're reporting their foreign activity to their home country accurately and legally. Inevitably, there'll be people that use the system to profit illegally. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crimes estimates that the proceeds from illicit funds and money laundering or concealment totaled more than $2 trillion globally and $300 billion in 2010 (latest data as of 2018), which is 2% of the overall U.S. economy.

    In summary, holding money in an offshore checking account isn't illegal, and it's also not tax-exempt. As long as there are licit or legitimate business reasons, we can invest in “secret” bank accounts—although it will not really be secret at all.

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  • British Council.jpg ineffable_reality | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    Adding to my previous comment, I would also like to mainly focus on the benefits of offshore transactions.

    There are plenty of legitimate reasons to hold money out of your home country. First, there’s the tax treatment. In many countries, you can earn money tax-free. Even the United States allows the practice. In recent years, the United States has become one of the world’s favorite tax havens. Nevada, Wyoming, and South Dakota now hold a large amount of foreign money.
    One of the main advantages of keeping foreign money in the United States, Switzerland, and other developed nations is their stability. Generally people living in nations with political and economic upheaval fear that their money, as well as their lives, could be in danger.
    Overseas bank accounts also give account holders more opportunities to invest internationally and serve as a currency hedge against a possible collapse in their home currency. Less important but notable is that due to currency exchange rates, in other countries, an investor might be perceived as a high-roller.

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  • British Council.jpg effervescent_conversation | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide." Because people always prefer to preserve their privacy, it is their right to preserve it, but this does not mean that all people have the right to preserve their privacy. For example, journalists must tell the world about those who commit crimes and most importantly tell the world about their punishments. By doing so, journalists will give people the chance to reconsider their deeds, so they won't be penalized. Spreading some information might be bad, but some information must be known for the behalf of people. In other words, it is information that may not be published that may cause widespread controversy! I agree with the above statement in the case when journalists don't know the details of the news story. For instance, if a small problem occurred and the journalist published its details, the problem would have increased and grown. In this case, it is better for the journalist to hide the information. Some small problems might never be solved when people know about it. I suggest that journalists consult the police, or the owner of the information and the reason for preventing the puplic to know it. A decent, honest journalist should put in mind what is good and what is bad for his people before deciding to publishe or hide news.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      effervescent_conversation's comment 19 Oct 2021

      An interesting analysis of the relationship between someone's right to privacy and the public right to hear the truth, well done!

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    2. British Council.jpg alert_dolphin | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      effervescent_conversation's comment 19 Oct 2021

      In your saying that a journalist is unfair to publish news that he does not want people to know.
      It is true that people have their peculiarities, but in my opinion, the journalist wanted to preserve his life and his state, and it is possible that these people do not want to reveal crimes, and if this news is not published, it may cause catastrophes in life and the state and the person suffer from its solution, so I think that it is inappropriate at other times and times he should tell it

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  • British Council.jpg grateful_violin | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    According to my opinion, I agree with the second statement stating that, "It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret."

    At first my key point to support this point is mainly the issue of privacy of the people who are merely civians who are not associated with the administration of the country at all.

    Again, we can see that, many of the confidential and secret documents of the defence sector of various country has been leaked. And now, we can get these documents just by searching in the internet.And it has made the security of a country vulnerable.

    The faith and confidence of general people in the issue of virtual security will be decreased in a severe level due to this leak. It would mean that whatever any individual does, it can be open secret to the whole world, from the bank acoount password to cash memo of buying a soda.

    But, after all these words, I strongly believe that the leak of some papers was necessary for the transparency of the administration and control of the country. But it should be leaked or exposed to the

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  • British Council.jpg open_fact | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    In my opinion, the squirrel's statements were against the journalist, the journalist could make mistakes unintentionally. But I agree with the second saying 60% * It is not fair for a journalist to publish information that people want to keep *
    Yes, it is not fair and not in all cases,
    For example, if it was a murder and the killer wanted to hide this crime from the eyes of the Internet, the journalist has the right to publish this, because the killer has committed a mistake, and he must be punished for it, and the purpose of publishing the news is to warn people. But in case the news published by the journalist was very personal. He must take permission, if he agrees, publish, and if he agrees, not publish.

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  • British Council.jpg poetic_library | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences." Because, the journalists are making them compelled to pass through the process of "ACCOUNTABILITY."

    According to me, in a country every rule has its own significance because the rules are made out of necessity of the country, for the overall welfare of the people, for the development of a nation. Therefore, instead of thinking of ways of dodging those rules, each and every person should try his level best to abide by those. And I think, the best way of ensuring this is "ACCOUNTABILITY" which compels a person to be responsible and accountable for his every step, every action and every work. This will ultimately lead to "TRANSPARENCY". And when both "ACCOUNTABILITY"and "TRANSPARENCY" are ensured, then all the people are brought to account irrespective of their position, their name, their fame. As a result, Good Governance is ensured which ultimately leads to the emergence of a country free of Corruption and Illegal Activities.

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that "foreign transactions are not illegal. Journalists are just trying to stir up controversy."
    My reasons are
    (Foreign trade and foreign transactions are a group of activities that depend on the purchase and sale of capital, products and commodities between a particular country and other countries)
    Not all foreign trade and transactions are illegal because they emerged as a result of the unequal distribution of resources that constitute the raw materials for production goods ، Among the countries of the world, a country can only develop its economy and advance its economic position by using foreign trade and transactions with other countries, and it may also have several other reasons, such as:
    Donations and financial aid to weak countries, or secret economic and military support to other countries, which no one or journalists should know about, because if it were published, it would constitute a broad discussion and hinder the process of completing it. This trade. It is true that journalists help expose illegal transactions, but they may reveal legal but secret transactions, use them negatively, and change the image of this trade before the world in order to gain reputation and create controversy, and they do not show it. to the world about the reasons for these real transactions.
    This negatively affects the commercial market, and therefore you may think that some trade deals and transactions should be kept secret to avoid journalists who do not know the main reasons and reasons for this trade and may use it negatively and this trade may stop

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  • British Council.jpg admirable_maths | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with "The journalists are holding these people to account. They should face consequences"
    The people who are involved in the offshore can be innocent. Some of the times it can be illegal but exception is not an example. Journalist make their money by doing this, showing the wrong thing to the people. For that many persons identity gets in danger and they face severe problem in their daily life. Even if the problem gets solved by believing that they were innocent, they face shaming in their daily life. And by doing this, the journalist are not punished. We have to ensure that they have to get punishment. A country or a society can not be run by such a bad media industry. The journalist have to look the sake of the country and people, not for more money. Their mindset is like that they think any kind of personal news or false story would get hit to general public and by that they can get profit. Their mentality should be changed. They are violating other peoples' rights and their things. If we see this as the violation of others peoples' right, we all know how seriously the journalist should be punished.

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  • British Council.jpg patient_iceberg | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree that “Offshore transactions aren’t illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble.”

    It is a controversial topic and so are the options. But still, I think this is the most appropriate response. As it was said in the video of the learning zone, offshore transactions are NOT ILLEGAL, but hiding the fact IS ILLEGAL. In the pandora papers, many of the transactions were found perfectly legal and some of the transactions were done to avoid taxation. But to expose this, the people who had pure legal transactions also got caught up in this. Although I respect the fact that they exposed many people, this is a severe privacy breach from my perspective. They could’ve easily exposed them to the law enforcing agencies and avoided public chaos. People are fans of rumors. So even if the transactions were for good reasons, many people would come up with weird and ominous ideas about those transactions. As such, I think that it would’ve been better to act on the information secretly.

    Another reason I support this option is that offshore transactions are often necessary for reasons other than hiding one’s wealth. For example, buying properties, businesses, donations and fundraising, etc. People want to keep these things secret for many reasons as I and many other previous commentators have mentioned. I think that more thought should be given in handling these types of sensitive information.

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    agree with
    The journalist holds these people accountable and they have to face the consequences.
    One of the most important tasks of the journalist is to show the full facts without any addition or omission because it is the eye of the truth
    Whoever wants to hide something must be confident that his money is from a reliable source, and he is not afraid of legal accountability, and thus he is a source of strength.
    As for the one who hides the thing because it is from an unreliable source, he is the one who is afraid to reveal it. The journalist must be brave and confront the evidence.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    The answer to this question and choosing a theory from the squirrels’ theories will be a difficult choice, and convincing you of it is more difficult. We cannot stand with one point of view at the expense of another. We must look at the subject objectively and completely impartially so that we do not fall into the trap of the wrong choice. The squirrel theory that journalists are just trying to make trouble is the most correct theory in my opinion, given my familiarity with the subject of the unfortunate Banda papers. This theory invites me to think about the reasons for creating problems. It turns out to me that with regard to Pandora’s papers and their disclosure, and this huge and intense media impetus, there are great efforts by my six journalists only to create problems and sedition. Did you not ask me how this happened??? Yes, I will answer you first, I want to ask another question Is it permissible for you to consider every owner of wealth corrupt???? Certainly no, a thousand, no, the corrupt are present and the non-corrupt are present, but with this press scandal, which brought businessmen together with the corrupt, it is a step that led to the existence of corrupt gangs to take revenge on the journalists and those participating in exposing them. This is other than that many righteous businessmen have been wronged by the theory of combining with the corrupt. Many have been subjected to kidnapping and organized terrorism because of the Pandora Papers on charges of exposing people of value and stature, but is this media hype and scandals that touched a lot, has it reaped its fruits? With the departure of its owners, but the impact will remain with everyone affected by the case and its problems and sedition. Here, we must look at the main problem, which is the theft of huge securities and leaving the problems between the heads of gangs and the corrupt and those affected by the popular base for whom Pandora’s papers were a tragedy, but after the scandal the peoples did not bend the clear and tangible thing Of those scandals, except for the problems and the slander created by the journalists and whose impact has remained to this day.. Now the government must stop To stop and overcome the problems created by journalists

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    seems that there is some theoretical difference for each theory, for each theory separately aims to establish an idea.. I see that the first theory of the first squirrel, namely, transactions abroad are not illegal. Yes, indeed, not every business, project or establishment that was outside the borders of the person’s country begins to have doubts. To the press that digs up news and gives it the media show that makes it attract the media and the people to research the theory of why it was not invested within the state??? Why did he not build an economic structure within the borders of his state??? Why does he seek to hire foreign workers?? So, all these press questions raise media controversy and undoubtedly erupt a case that could be natural and not based on anything illegal. The reason is the lack of resources. Governments may be unable to encourage such transactions, and it may be that they are fighting from the competent authorities of the state itself!! We must put a lot of justifications and the environment can be unhelpful for these transactions!! And he may have partners working outside the country. Let us give them the justifications and arguments that must have a major role in that, because the results will appear on the country’s economies and on its businessmen, even after a while. Perhaps it will be a boost of hope for those transactions with success abroad, and then global economic stability, practical strength, and the acquisition of experiences so that he can invest inside the country. In an Arab proverb, he says, “Not all fingers are the same.” Are there any sane people who think about this? Awareness of poorly aware and weak-sighted peoples??

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says that it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, because everyone has secrets and privacy that they want to hide. The press must respect all privacy.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    The squirrels' theory made me believe in all their points of view, which is our view as people, and every view is justified, and I'm here with the squirrel's point of view that says journalists should face sanctions, yes of course!! I strongly agree with that opinion because the Pandora Papers case is a process of exposing and distorting the image of many people and businessmen regardless of the presence of the righteous among them. Journalists have ignited the fire of suspicion in the swamps of weak peoples who do not have full awareness.. Is it reasonable, O press, to spread the poison of your fame in the ears of oppressed peoples and cause economic strife that confuses the economic structure for the sake of media distortion?? No, there is no justification for these scandals that will remain resounding in the ears of entire generations that the people and families of the corrupt or non-corrupt who have been exposed to by your press will suffer?? There is no justification for the love of fame at the expense of people who have sinned, perhaps she has learned and reconciled with herself and turned her corrupt path into a sound product that takes into account righteousness at work!! The tragedy that you have created, you are the first to be held accountable and the first to drown in the sea of ​​strife and penalties, and you are the ones who will bear the reaction of many, many, but you will lose more and more, and peoples or governments will not have mercy on you.

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    1. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      active_fact's comment 20 Oct 2021

      I do not agree with you at all because the journalist is tasked with exposing the bad deeds of people such as money laundering. Why will he be punished? Or rather, what will he be punished for? In my opinion, every journalist has the right to publish information. If it is true, you say, “It is a process of exposing and distorting the image of many people and businessmen.” What they did they did. I would like to say that every person who launders money should be punished by the government with deterrent laws because if he is not punished, others will do the same and this leads to the corruption of society and immorality.

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  • British Council.jpg charming_wolf | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the 2nd squirrel that says "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret.

    Though none of the squirrels actually caught my thought exactly, the second one, I believe , was the closest. The mischiefs of the higher-ups in the society need not be published to the common folks, as they might lose their trust in law and the judiciary. But I highly speak for these people to be called out by the officials concerned and face judicial trials. Their hoarding of money might not be illegal in many cases, but it still is very unfair to the poorer populace who have to pay their share of tax according to the books. Therefore justified rules should be imposed upon such offshore money hoarding.

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  • British Council.jpg objective_tennis | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    With all due respect t0 the journalists and the work they have done, I agree with the statement, "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    My reasons are:
    1.Firstly, the journalists have targeted people whom the world knows. Big politicians and other common faces to the world are the one whose information are being leaked here. In this case, these big names being involved are giving the topic a lot of hype and many journalist can misuse this hype against innocent people who might be famous but not guilty for this offence just to gain some publicity for their organization.
    2.Offshore transactions are not illegal and we all know that. Even, many countries intentionally hold less tax in their country to attract foreign investors to invest in their country. These investments are their main source of income. All these leaked documents might be the reason why many people would stop investing on all those countries and might heavily affect their country and its income.

    Although I admit many offshore transaction are illegal and those have been leaked by the journalists and they deserve appreciation from us.

    At last, for the above two reasons, I agree with the statement, "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."

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  • British Council.jpg active_speech | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says"The journalists are holding these people to account.They should face concequences."


    My reason is:
    Today the world has become so much advanced technologically that all the news spread very quickly.This has a benefit.This brings changes fast.When the journalists would spread the news of these people's misdeed,then the people like them who does this misdeed,would eventually stop or at least become fearful of leaking the news of their misdeeds.And,the rate of doing this type of wrong things will become low.So,I agree with this statement.

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  • British Council.jpg open_fact | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I would like to say that I do not agree with the squirrel in general, and I think the most I agree with is the first saying: Foreign dealings are not illegal, the journalist wants to make trouble.
    We must respect all journalists, but there are some journalists who rarely want to publish news to stir up problems, fake news and rumors.

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    1. British Council.jpg upbeat_engine | Eko Akete Senior Grammar School | Nigeria
      open_fact's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Open_fact's are you now saying we should respect journalists who publish fake news

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  • British Council.jpg ethical_jambul | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I'm gonna go for the third statement "The journalists are holding these people to account. They should face consequences".

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  • British Council.jpg creative_squirrel | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the saying that foreign transactions are not illegal, just the journalist trying to stir up trouble.
    Foreign transactions are the movement of goods and services and the movement of capital between the different countries of the world and the possible commercial operations related to this cross-border movement such as transport, insurance and other additional services.
    Misunderstanding occurs between people when there is no seriousness in dealing with them or lack of interest, and you may have an idea and they have another idea, so you must be careful when dealing with others, and make sure that everything you say is clear to everyone and appropriate for the topic you are talking about.
    Therefore, journalists do not know the exact reasons behind some external information.

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  • British Council.jpg amiable_mulberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    I agree with the saying that foreign transactions are not illegal, but merely that the journalist is trying to stir up trouble.
    It is the movement of goods and services and the movement of capital between different countries of the world and related to this cross-border movement of possible commercial operations such as transport, insurance and other additional services.
    Misunderstanding is responsible for many conflicts at the individual, collective, and international levels; For a well-known reason, which is that linguistic activity involving various intellectual contents is one of the most prominent human activities, and it has a lot of reliance on forming opinions about others, and determining attitudes towards them.
    This would be a normal thing, so I strongly agree with that statement.

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    “It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide.”
    I think that it is the root of the truth and that everyone has secrets, for example: a woman was imprisoned by the company before, but she does not want people to know about this, so the press should not publish anything about this incident
    “It is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide.” Meaning, privacy is the confidentiality of information about people or people and not to disclose it or try to disclose it to others for any reason.
    But I think that if the issue is related to an illegal operation punishable by law, such as money laundering that took place in Pandora, it should be revealed by any means, especially the press.
    The media and the press in particular are considered the fourth authority, and this indicates the large area in which the press can move to expose errors, corruption, crimes and news of interest to public opinion in the country.
    I think in the affirmative that it exposes and exposes any illegal crime
    As it is possible to change the features of an entire country through the media and the press, as happened in the Arab Spring in the Arab countries through political, security, economic and societal changes. Therefore, any crime or illegal operation must be exposed.

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    People may see and present their ideas within what is commensurate with their personal interests, especially when they prefer themselves over the public interest. The embezzlers or tax evaders may see that no one can interfere in their privacy and that tracking the sources of their money is a personal matter that no one can interfere with.
    While the journalist sees that restoring rights is one of his main tasks to reveal the facts and show the negative effects, a good journalist will not be concerned with the person himself, but rather with the punishment that these people can have, bringing them to justice and directing consideration to such people with the intention of achieving the public interest, I agree with the third squirrel where he will be held accountable Journalist mistakes dodgers no matter who they will be.

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  • British Council.jpg considerate_tsunami | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I do agree with the statement, “The journalists are holding these people into account. They will be facing consequences.”
    Let me start with some questions. Why do rich people buy expensive art or paintings? They indirectly do avoid the taxes. Reading the activity I learnt Pandora Papers leak includes 6.4 million documents, almost three million images, more than a million emails and almost half-a-million spreadsheets of hidden wealth and tax evasions. Almost more than 330 politicians and the richest billionaires of the world were found guilty of avoiding taxes through illegal means. Then there are “Panama Papers” of 11.5 leaked documents. Due to such illegal and unethical avoidance of tax, the norm of governmental infrastructure gets hampered. Tax is nothing that you donate. It is basically the expenditure of government behind you and running the state. As a citizen living in that country, everyone is responsible for taking part in the communal welfare of the country through the means of tax. If any citizen tries to evade the transaction through any offshore means, he should be sentenced to law.

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  • British Council.jpg sincere_effort | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says: "It's unfair for jounalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret."

    It is an individual's right to preserve their secrets. But I would admit that this logic won't be suitable for all the cases. The people who commits crimes, keeps illegal and corrupted things as their secrets, the must be revealed in front of all. And it is a journalist's one of the main duty to make people know the truth. But not always the secret things are illegal. In such cases the journalist's must know about what they are doing before messing.

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  • British Council.jpg focused_journalist | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that its unfair for journalist to publish information which people wants to keep secret.
    suppose you are a businessman and you are trading your products internationally and in this case it is not unjust that if you keep you money on foreign banks. it is needed for conducting your business in a well flow. and if journalists publish your secret of offshore banking then you will fall publicly and it is not fair. the thing that can be done is there should be a group which will investigate this and if they found there any illegal activities or transactions then you will have to face the consequences but it should not be done publicly.

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  • British Council.jpg consistent_pear | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "
    Offshore transactions aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble." I think
    An offshore account is simply an account located outside of the holder's country of residence .And it continues to gain its popularity .And transactions made offshore aren't illegal from my point of view
    Suppose a person established a business in any foreign country .Thus for business investment and other transactions he need to have access to accounts that give services in several different currencies .And its only possible through offshore banking.
    Without offshore banking one can not have international investment opportunities .To have access to foreign market offshore banking is an undeniable aspect.

    Another thing i think offshore transaction offers is distribution of assets and money .Suppose you have one basket and 12 eggs.Thus when the basket will fall from your hand ,all of the eggs will break and get spoiled .But if the 12 eggs were distributed in three separate baskets , three eggs in each ,at least you could have 9 eggs left.

    Other than that offshore transaction can be useful for donations ,arrangement of any conference in foreign soil,flourishing any services and so on.
    Where there is light, there exists shadow. Its upon the viewer that whether he will focus on light or get diluted in darkness .Offshore banking is no different. That's why I think offshore banking is no evil rather its concept is being fabricated.

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  • British Council.jpg upbeat_engine | Eko Akete Senior Grammar School | Nigeria
    20 Oct 2021

    From my own point of view, I think it's unfair for journalist to publish information that people want to keep a secret .
    1) Some organisations, individuals or even politicians do these to save money in case of unexpected events, so that it won't affect them, they can save money offshore.
    2) They also save money offshore because of increase in rate of exchange. They do the offshore saving stuffs so that when the rate of exchange increases they would be of benefit.
    In conclusion, the officials in charge of offshore stuffs should investigate very well before talking to journalists, so that they won't publish fake news and expose what those organization, individuals or even politicians want to do in secret.

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  • British Council.jpg congenial_dolphin | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    This segment has given us the opportunity to think for the other side of the coin. Actually we all are in favor of maximum level of transparency for any occurrence happening around us. But it is not okay for all the people and all the time.
    According to me, it is unfair for the journalists to publish the information that people want to keep a secret. Firstly, sometimes it might happen that the secret information of any person after being published may benefit a community but can be threatening to many other people. Every acts of human being is driven by a "purpose".
    Journalists may get source of some secret information but before publishing it he or she should think about the greater consequence. Ultimately, the intention of a journalist is to defend the illegal activities.

    secondly, if any illegal thing is caught by them and that can be protected with the help of government or authority of any country then they may go for that considering the greater consequence of that particular information.

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  • British Council.jpg incomparable_queen | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, “The journalists are holding these people into account. They should be punished.”

    Actually the people who are doing all those offshore transactions the question comes that how they have earned so much money that they are needing to transact it offshore? Well it might be in the legal procedure or it might also be illegal.But the fact that remains is all those offshore transactors are using the resources of their own country to make all these money. So it is an issue that they pay the taxes to their government because a government implements development activities in the country through the taxes paid by the citizens of the country ? Actually it greatly harms the general people of the country who are hoping to get the services of the country besides it is also not a matter of privacy when the taxes are being evaded because it affects every person of a country as a whole.So the journalists have undertaken some massive pains just to let the general people know that some incidents of offshore transactions have taken which is affecting them negatively.Lastly i want to ask that suppose you have moved to a new area and you have rented a house after a couple of month you have found out that your landlord have been taking extra rent from you.And you have learnt it from other people who live in that house.so will you not want that actions be taken against that landlord and he face the consequences???I think you will and the same matter happened in case of the third squirrel.

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  • British Council.jpg incredible_brain | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret."

    Offshore banking is completely legal. There's nothing illegal about establishing an offshore account unless you do it with the intent of tax evasion. Not everyone involved in offshore transactions is doing fraud. Not everyone is intended to evade tax.

    Privacy is a qualified and fundamental human right. Everyone wants to keep their privacy and doesn't want something confidential to be disclosed to the entire world through mass media. Fixing corruption doesn’t necessarily mean you go completely transparent. Reporting does not mean that journalists can disclose people’s personal data which can cause both psychological and physical harm. Journalists should have moral standards, respect people’s privacy, and treat them fairly and with respect. It is very risky to publish something that people want to keep a secret, because they cannot predict what’s going to happen in the future. Journalists can investigate stories in the public interest, but they are not beyond the law. They must also consider the pain and damage that their digging might cause. Some feel that an individual’s right to privacy is qualified by their behavior. If a person is considered to be involved in crime or anti-social behavior, it could be felt that they have given up their right to privacy because it is more likely to be in the public interest to expose their behavior. This is not for us to decide.

    As a general rule, personal information should not be made public without the consent of the concerned person. Consent is an important element in determining whether a publication of detail from private life interferes with the right to privacy.
    Censorship is very important in this regard. It has great power because it owned incredible perspectives to introduce innocent as guilty and to demonstrate guilty as innocent to society. Also, it can influence the unconscious of the world in different ways. As a result of its political, psychological effects, governments implement censorship in media to provide its security. As for example:
    WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources. Human rights groups have asked Wikileaks many times to do more to censor information found in documents. They fear reprisals against aid workers, activists, and civilians named in the leaked data. Wikileaks' 2007 exposure of widespread corruption in Kenya influenced violence during national elections that led to 1,300 deaths.

    The Journalists involved in the investigation of the Pandora Papers should have censored the information and respected the privacy of people, as they did not have any idea about its impacts.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      incredible_brain's comment 20 Oct 2021

      Thank you for sharing your opinion, incredible_brain. Can you suggest a situation when it is important for journalists to share information without the consent of the people involved? What might happen if journalists were forced to get consent without publishing every piece of news?

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  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says it is not fair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide.” As for my reasons, I will go into depth in the role of journalism and consider myself a journalist and someone wanted me to publish confidential information from a family, for example, a rich family that wants to keep its secrets for themselves. Why do I publish it? This is not fair to me if I want Publishing any information that must be obtained before publishing it, and secondly, that it be correct, and thus I will be an ideal journalist

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg diplomatic_avocado | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    20 Oct 2021

    When i say this i don't mean all journalism, but i agree with squirrel number 1 because that how they make money, for example when i walk around the supermarket with my parents we always pass the magazine isle, they always say things in bold fonts and dramatic photos like "THEY BROKE UP?!" "HARRY DOESN'T LOVE MEGHAN MARKLE ANYMORE?!" It's all a bunch of brainwashing, juicy, dramatic, negative lies.

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  • British Council.jpg free_atom | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says
    (It is unfair for a journalist to publish information that people want to keep.)
    I distinguished the squirrel saying that from others because
    It is not permissible to start publishing news that people want to keep because it may be private and sensitive at the same time, and you may want not to repeat it again if it was a wrong act or if it was a good thing and did not want to share its ideas with someone else, so it is not permissible to initiate any violation or Publishing news without prior permission from the Minister of Justice

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  • British Council.jpg best_blueberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    Journalists hold these people accountable. They should be punished
    Because every profession found in the study of man has its respect and ethics that a person must deal with, and the student section must remember to preserve this profession.
    1 Freedom of the media and the press: Every person who has specialized in a particular specialty must be able to explain the most beautiful picture to the outside world and defend this profession and free it from false statements
    2 Independence: A smart journalist can maintain his work, but he also does not forget to preserve his dignity before anything and maintain the independence of his own work.
    3 Credibility: A person cannot spread rumors only to attract attention, but he must do his work in the fullest manner and be honest with it.
    4 Preserving the rights of others: A journalist, even if he is one of the richest people in the world, should not invade the privacy of any person and his family.
    5 Respecting people’s dignity: A person is known for his chastity and dignity. If dignity is touched, there is nothing left for the person. The journalist should not delve into pictures, videos, or screen captures that affect the dignity of others and destroy their future.
    6 Responsibility: This means that this person must be committed, honest and responsible for himself and not be like any reckless human being
    Either if a person violates these rules, which are:
    1 Spreading fake news
    2 Lack of information
    3 Lack of respect for religions and beliefs, and creating loopholes
    And many others, this journalist must be punished by the state and who is responsible for presiding over this work

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  • British Council.jpg enterprising_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that "Journalists hold these people to account! They must face the consequences." Because I think that the journalist sometimes exaggerates some topics and talks about people in the wrong way. He may be hearing incorrect news and go and publish it and hold some people to account. He knows and understands the subject
    For me to face the consequences, these consequences may be, for example, material penalties, withdrawing the license to practice journalism for a period of time to learn to understand the thing in a correct way.

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_music | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement: It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide.
    The reason is that every person is free to disclose or hide any information about him, and no one has the right to disclose any information about a person except for the person himself, what is called (personal freedom).
    As for tracking people's news, especially bad news, it is considered yellow journalism, and I am of the opinion that it is totally unethical journalism.

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  • British Council.jpg productive_studio | Government Girls H/S 41 WB Vehari | Pakistan
    20 Oct 2021

    Well, this is gonna be a tricky question and fully dependent on perspective. People who are highly optimistic or somehow related to money laundering are going to be supporting the first 2 statements I can insist.
    As I am not too much of an optimist or somehow in a wrong go, I surely am going with the "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."
    I don't think intricate reasoning might be necessary for my favor. I really respect the journalists who worked heart and soul to gather and summarise the pandora papers just to find justice. Most of our hearts would start beating faster and our hands would tremble in fear while collecting information against powerful politicians, businessmen, and such, while the valorous reporters of ICIJ worldwide collected over 11.9 million documents and leaked them so everyone could see the truth of the current political world!
    But there is an issue here. The pandora papers might have been handled more swiftly than it is done now. Leaking the documents and papers publicly created somewhat chaos and panic. Instead, the papers first should have been handed to Crime Investigation Departments like the CIA, FBI, etc so that they could lock the culprits up first, and then their names should have been leaked. This might have been the more effective way.
    But who knows what other problems might have risen that time?! My respect really increased multiple times for the reporters worldwide.

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  • British Council.jpg comfortable_bee | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    Tools and methods used in media relations

    There is a diverse range of methods and tools that EMBs can use to reach audiences through the media and ensure that their messages reach the target accurately and effectively. These choices or methods include: briefings, press conferences and press releases, briefing groups, websites, new media, press tours, and so on. It is important to emphasize these points regarding the development and implementation of these methods:

    • Whenever possible, media relations should be dealt with through a special media relations department (or through a specialized media official if this is not possible, preferably with experience in dealing with media).



    Media relations tactics are part of a larger strategy toward the media being developed by the electoral management body. Managing media relations is a component, yet a vital component, of a broader effort to reach voters and achieve transparency in election management. It is therefore necessary to maintain close coordination between the Media Relations Department and other departments of the EMB such as the departments of civic and voter education, legal framework, operations, oversight and gender issues. Not only because many of the questions that the media relations department will face will relate to these departments and their activities, but because a lack of coordination can also lead to conflicting messages, which will undermine the credibility of the EMB in the public eye.

    • Although EMBs must have the capacity to respond quickly to events, most media relations methods can be prepared in advance and their use carefully planned.

    • In addition to continuing familiarity with the activities of other EMB departments, media relations departments will benefit from monitoring political and social developments in the country that are relevant to or may affect the elections. This will ensure that media relations staff are not surprised when the media brings up issues and asks for comment (whether or not the questions call for comment) without being prepared. Maintaining a familiarity with the topics will also help the Media Relations Department to anticipate questions or concerns that may arise and the various answers to potential scenarios.

    The various methods and tools available to EMBs will be reviewed on separate pages:

    • briefing summaries or brochures;

    • Pre-recorded audio and video materials;

    • press releases;

    • websites;

    • press conferences;

    • brief media statements;

    • informational tours;

    • Media Center;

    • Interviews

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  • British Council.jpg comfortable_bee | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    For a journalist to respect the truth and the public’s right to know it, and to abide by the integrity in requesting and obtaining information – including images and documents – and publishing it without distortion or concealment of important information, with the need to respect national laws that criminalize serious professional abuses of freedom of the press, such as fraud, intentional distortion of the truth, and slander With unfounded accusations, accepting any form of bribery that leads to the publication of specific information or preventing its publication, freely exercising fair criticism, and correcting any information published by the journalist that turned out to be inaccurate or might cause imminent harm. The journalist adhered to the confidentiality of his sources of information, not revealing the source, and aware of the dangers of not respecting the principle of non-discrimination...

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_singer | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says,, It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret,,because the journalist must publish news because this is his profession. He must publish news even though this harms him because he may be targeted by them, but it is published in order to spread justice and safety in society and the state.

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    1. British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      mindful_singer's comment 20 Oct 2021

      I don't agree because you can't agree to something you disapproved of with such a statement: "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide."

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    I agree with the phrase “it is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide” because this phrase indicates privacy is a right and an element in many legal traditions that can compel the government and the private sector to take measures that could threaten the privacy of individuals, and therefore the press is characterized by ethical standards And the morals that help in their work is that now in our society everything in our world has become of importance, deviation and great difference, for example: there is a woman who was imprisoned and does not want the whole world to know her that they may think that women are bad and become very far from society, because it will complicate her and make her from Disturbed people.


    But if it is about global issues, I do not agree with this statement, because there may be information that the whole world should know, but journalists are subjected to moral and material violence from the stakeholders, because there is often no accountability for these illegal attacks, as they are committed Members of the security forces have been violent against journalists for publishing information that the world must know, and they may say that it is false information and statements that are said in order to cause harm and cause strife between people and countries, and the journalist must confront all these attacks alone from the community, and therefore I suppose that There will be international institutions that defend the rights of the journalist, and that the state enact laws that provide for the protection of journalists of psychological, moral, material and physical violence to which he is subjected. He must inform the police of any threat or assault against him or a member of his family, and we must also stand in solidarity with the press and encourage them to master their work in all honesty and integrity.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg industrious_hen | Ormiston Bushfield Academy | United Kingdom
    20 Oct 2021

    In this situation, each of the statements has its pros and cons, so I'm going to list them for each statement to come to my conclusion.
    "Offshore transactions aren't illegal! the journalists are just trying to stir up trouble."
    Firstly I would say that offshore transactions are illegal, but only in some places, making the first part of this statement false, to begin with. Even if offshore transactions aren't illegal I still think that they would be heavily frowned upon, as transferring your money to a different account, in some cases, results in the individual paying fewer taxes, thus being a form of tax evasion: which is damaging to the economy. "the journalists are just trying to stir up trouble." It is the job of a journalist to report on real-life events that are happening, and in some cases, yes journalists are just trying to cause drama for the sake of a good headline, but reporting on a massive leaked tax scandal is not trying to 'stir up trouble. It is simply letting the public know what is happening in the world around them - as they have a right to know.

    "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep secret."
    This statement I do agree with to an extent: private information(say that of a celebrity or well-known person) is not the public's business. Information that impacts the public -like a tax evasion scandal-is important for the public to know.I would say that after you have commited a crime you have lost the privilege of privacy when it comes to the things you did.Of course privacy is a right but one that (in my opinion) can be taken away if you commit a punishable offence.

    "these journalists are holding people to account! they should face consequences"
    In this case this is the statement I most agree with,I believe that being a part of a scandal is something that should be reported to the public,as said in paragraph one, the public have a right to know about things that affect them. Punishable offences should be punished and tax evasion is no exception:people may think that tax evasion doesn't hurt anyone , but it does in indirect ways:say you were extremely wealthy-and therefore payed a lot of tax-and you avoided paying taxes for two year,A local hospital perhaps couldn't afford to treat patients properly because they couldn't afford it and consequently a patient dies.Through a chain of events you have effectively killed someone.This example is obviously a touch exaggerated, but tax evasion still has that ripple down effect.

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  • British Council.jpg peaceful_philosophy | Government Secondary School Jiwa |Nigeria
    21 Oct 2021

    I stand with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences." Why? : Journalist are agent of balance in society, and they have access to classified dossiers and information that are connected to society, so it is right they hold accountable perpetrators of illegality in the society to bring about the desired positive change and balance in the society

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  • British Council.jpg resilient_thought | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I've come across the phrase "So many men, so many minds" and the questions here fully depends on perspectives. And as I see it, I admit the comment, "Offshore transaction aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble."



    Okay, firstly, do we know what does the term "Offshore" mean? The term offshore refers to a location outside of one's home country. The term is commonly used in the banking and financial sectors to describe areas where regulations are different from the home country. As such, while the home base for a person or company may be in one country, the business activity takes place in another. Put simply, going offshore provides services to non-residents.



    There's nothing illegal about establishing an offshore account unless you do it with the intent of tax evasion. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires banks around the world to report balances and any activity of American citizens to the IRS or face fines. But the offshore industry's role in allowing tax avoidance and financial secrecy has generated significant public interest.



    Taking our investments abroad to an OFC may also help us diversify our portfolio. By going international and investing in different asset classes and currencies, we can help cut down the risk to our overall investments. Besides, our assets get a certain level of protection because many offshore centers are located in places with sound economic and political systems. And because they're in foreign lands, it's harder for creditors to seize your assets. So offshore transactions aren't always so messed up topics that the journalists are just trying to stir up.



    So, we can say, offshore transactions are not illegal, neither is offshore banking as a business sector. In fact, many international executive professionals and expats open offshore accounts when they relocate abroad, because such accounts give flexible access to funds anywhere in the world. But anything can have a negative side if we make the bad use of it. So if the journalists don't know the exact reasons behind certain offshore transactions and make a hill out of a mole, then it will be terrible. That's why I agree with the statement.

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  • British Council.jpg dependable_wombat | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide."
    People always prefer preserving their segregation and preservation of their privacy is their right . BUT that does not mean that people even have the right to preserve the privacy of those information which are for everyone's knowing. For instance , journalists must tell the people,make them aware about those who commit crimes and as well as, their punishments. If this is done, then people will get the chance to reconsider their deeds, and so they won't have to be castigated. Spreading some information might be bad, but it is also true that some information must be known for the behalf of people. t may also happen that if some information that may not be published can cause widespread controversy.....!!! I agree with the above statement in the case when journalists don't know the details of the news story. For example, a small problem occurred and the journalist published its details, the problem would have increased and grown. In this case, it is better to hide those information. There are some small problems which might never be solved when much people know about it and get involved. I think and also suggest that journalists should consult the police, or the owner of the information and as well as they should state the reasons to them for preventing the world to know it. A modest, noble and honest journalist should always distinguish between what is good and what is bad for his people to know and then decide whether to publish the news or hide it.

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  • British Council.jpg proactive_politics | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, "The journalists are holding these people accountable. They should be punished."

    I agree with this statement because in the perspective of my country where everyday I see children of my age who should be going to school and laughing and learning with their classmates are being deprived of that right to education because their parents cannot afford to send then to schools. And in the story of the Pandora Papers that many renowned businessmen, industrialists, politicians and many others who should have been dedicated to eradicating poverty from the world are the very ones who are not giving tax and not providing the monetary share that their own country deserves. Moreover, from the story of the Pandora papers it is very clear that what the journalists did was something that SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO. Because the more time it took in exposing the people involved in big amount of money laundering and in hiding their money abroad and not paying the tax to the government, the more amount of damage was being done to the world specifically to each of the countries.

    So I believe that INSTEAD OF BLAMING THE JOURNALISTS AND QUESTIONING THEIR JOURNALISM, WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THE CULPRITS WHO HAVE BEEN ROBBING THE WORLD FOR ALL THIS TIME.
    Also I think the governments of each country should have sessions with their leaders and then a Global Conversation among the World Leaders should be held to discuss and bring up solutions on how this type of money laundering could be stopped. I highly request having the team of journalists involved in the Pandora Papers exposition at the Global Conversation because Only Then The Inclusion of Each and Every Perspective can be ensured. After the Global Conversation, the World Leaders can form a Committee that will constantly overview the transactions worldwide keeping connection with the government of all the countries. In this way, I believe arousal of such problems in future can be stopped permanently.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      proactive_politics's comment 21 Oct 2021

      You've communicated why people are upset to hear about this possible tax evasion really well- by pointing out where taxes go like supporting education. It seems like you think journalists get a hard time for others, why do you think this is?

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      1. British Council.jpg proactive_politics | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Oct 2021

        Thank you so much for this crucial question. I think that journalists get a hard time for others because in this very squirrel statements we can see that 2 out of 3 squirrels are blaming the journalists when all the journalists did was for the justice that people out there deserves. We can think those 2 squirrels as the people who always supports the wrong actions of the big politicians, businessmen, industrialists in hope of their personal benefits. In the pandora papers story also, a lot of people blamed the journalists and went along the sides of the culprits. That is why journalists get a hard time for others because even if they do the right thing to bring justice, most of the times they get blamed because the big politicians and businessmen have the power over a portion of the mass people who will blame the journalists to cover up the wrongdoings of the businessmen in hope of getting to higher posts or any personal benefits.

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  • British Council.jpg daring_avocado | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement "The journalists are holding these people to account. They should face consequences."

    Keeping money offshore is not illegal. So there is no problem if someone knows about other's offshore transactions. So why should someone hide it without any reason? If somebody wants to keep it secret there may be various reasons. This cause may be that the property is illegal, though not always. If someone does such transaction for the wrong purpose he must be hold to account. The ICIJ worked hard to find such people and revealed them. Because the public must know the real face of the politicians and the powerful. No one has the right to avoid taxes or do corruption just because they are powerful. By the Pandora papers, such people are taken to account. That's why I support this statement.

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  • British Council.jpg resplendent_seahorse | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement "Offshore transaction aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble. "Going offshore is common for companies and high-net-worth individual for educed risk and greater growth potential and also make the tax laws favorable for them. People nowadays think that going offshore has also become a way for more illicit activities, including fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.
    But the key thing here is offshoring is perfectly legal, but if you hide it then it usually noticed as illegal. Offshoring provides entities with a great deal of privacy and confidentiality. People and companies can use offshore accounts to avoid the unfavorable circumstances associated with keeping money in a bank in their home nation. Most entities do this to avoid tax obligations. It can also help you to cut down the risk of your overall transaction and benefit you personally and with other countries as well. And thus as it is helping us both nationally and internationally, so I think the journalist shouldn't seek in this matter and stir up the problems.

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_environment | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I would rather hold a different stance here which is I do not completely agree with any of the statements. Each of the statements has its pros and cons and cannot be overlooked by saying that I agree with it. The reasons are:

    1. The 1st statement is "Offshore transactions aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up the trouble." For describing my stance here, I would share ethical_moth's point who said that not all transactions are done to reduce tax. Rather, some are done for good deeds and when such deeds are accused for cases like pandora papers, it does really indeed damage their good motive. However, some transactions are really done for reducing tax which is obviously unethical. In such cases, the journalists might continue their investigations secretly or through other secret agents like CID if he or she is unsure about the crime related to pandora papers. This would help in reducing the harrassment of the actual good-doers in the society.;

    2. The 2nd statement is, "It's unfair to publish information that people want to keep a secret." In this case, I obviously agree that people's privacy shouldn't be hampered. But if that privacy contains the information about the heinous crimes, then that should obviously be investigated. In this regard. like the previous point, I would again say, unless surety is gained regarding the crime, the information shouldn't be made public.

    3. The final statement is, "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences." In this case, as I mentioned in the upper two points, before holding these people to account surety must be gained. And if, by any chance, misinformation is spread, that would bring negative consequences upon the good motive of the well-doers of our society.

    To conclude, I would say, each of the statement has its drawbacks for which I cannot completely agree with any of the statement. But if I was insisted too much on agreeing with one, I would go for the 3rd statement only upon the condition that the surety of the crime is gained regarding the people held to account regarding the pandora papers.

    Thank you for reading this much.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      warmhearted_environment's comment 21 Oct 2021

      A careful analysis of all three statements! What do you think someone who disagreed with your conclusion would say?

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  • British Council.jpg free_cheetah | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says ," Offshore transactions are not illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up the trouble. "
    Offshore accounts are not illegal, neither are offshore transactions. Nowadays, many international executive professionals open offshore accounts when they relocate abroad, because such accounts give flexible access to funds anywhere in the world. Offshore transactions are also used for secretive state transactions or donations for many private organizations
    At present, the biggest myth in offshore banking is that people only use offshore banking to evade tax. This the media can take full credit for. Where there has been a high profile case of tax evasion, more often than not, a big deal will be made out of the fact the cash was sheltered in an offshore location. The stark reality though is that the majority of people who use offshore accounts are normal people simply looking for a convenient way to access their cash while they live abroad. Using an offshore bank account can legitimately help lower your tax bill, but only through legal routes.
    Another myth is that offshore banking are illegal. But this statement is completely false. Unfortunately, offshore banking has garnered rather a bad name over the years and has become associated in people’s minds with murky dealings and illegal activity. The plain and simple truth though is that the vast majority of account holders, just like with a high street bank, are normal everyday people, who want to keep their money safe. Such as expats who reside in unregulated jurisdictions. For some people, offshore banks also provide a wide choice of funds and investments that are not usually available in their home country or in the country where they are currently residing.
    Offshore banking is not illegal for the following key reasons:
    1.Offshore banking is simply holding funds in a country other than the one you live in.
    2.The most respectable offshore banks are in highly regulated, financially stable jurisdictions including the Isle of Man, Switzerland and Singapore.
    3.International financial regulatory requirements from the likes of the OECD have to be observed by offshore banks, meaning all activity must be legal.
    4.Anyone can open an offshore bank account, and they can be very flexible solutions for those who live, work or travel abroad.
    But it is true that Offshore bank accounts must be declared to the holder's home country for tax reasons; however, some countries allow foreigners to earn capital gains tax-free. But most of the times the journalists don't know about the reasons of these transactions as these are kept hidden from public. Public disclosure of many such transactions may cause serious disturbance in the state governance. The journalists can of course inform the the concerned authority like FBI, CIA about the accounts and the transactions to some extent. But the transactions are never fit for public disclosure. Any wise journalist should very well know and understand that. t5hose who don't are just stirring up trouble by exposing these transactions to public.

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  • British Council.jpg selfassured_groundhog | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I’ve chosen the statement that says. “It’s unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret.”

    The only thing that makes anything unfair is the delusion that it should be fair.
    Of course there might be some informations that the world leaders want to keep a secret and can be illegal also. But it is unfair for the journalists to publish the informations that are legal. Because some informations are top secret informations of the nations and personal matters.

    They “Did” separate the legal and illegal informations but published them publicly.
    Instead, they could publish the informations that are illegal and keep those legal informations secret.

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  • British Council.jpg motivated_orchard | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    " It's unfair for the journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret" I partially agreed with this statement.
    Everybody have a privacy which they don't want to share with others for various purposes. If these information don't have adverse impact in the society, it shouldn't be published publicly. In the case it can cause a harm to some people or society or state, then the journalists should publish that for the sake of mass people. In case of Pandora Papers, the journalists should think the consequences and the perspective or the objective of the people before publishing openly. I respect their valiant act as they do that staying against the powerful personalities. But all information may create chaos among the mass people as most of general people are unable to understand the gravity due to lack of literacy. I think neutral suggestions of the expertise needed to be taken before publishing that. That would be a significant solution.
    One's private information shouldn't harm another otherwise it will be a punishable offense and is allowed to be known to all. But if it don't then publishing of it would create severe problem in the state and that's why l partially agreed with that statement

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_message | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I think that the statement which says, " The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences. " is correct and I strongly agree with it.
    we all know that every year a huge amount of tax are not paid by some illegal processes . Day by day the numbers are just increasing . therefore to stop it we need to do something. I know there are lots of thing we can do to stop it but the most effective way is to punish the guilty. By bringing them under custody of law we can show the world the extreme consequences of these illegal works. Then no one would dare to to such a heinous work. But we need to be more careful to judge them because there are lots of example where people uses the processes like offshore transection for good causes like: donations.

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  • British Council.jpg valuable_tennis | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I know most of the people will go with the 3rd one that is “The journalists are holding these people to account. They should face consequences.” But I am going to the 1st one that is “Offshore transactions are not illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up the trouble.” Definitely there are some reasons behind this.

    First of all, as all the thing have two sides, one is bad and another one is good side. So, with this flow there are also some valid reason behind offshore transaction. That is offshore transaction are not always illegal. Maybe this can be for donations, different organization an so on. Besides, most of the people want to keep it secret because of avoiding different problems like rumor that can make the situation of a country into a terrible one. And most of the general people will not search for the main reason they will just rushing with the flow.

    That is the reason I support the 1st statement of the above the above story.

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  • British Council.jpg independent_hurricane | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    So, I think that this is fully a relative matter or we can say depending on perspective.

    People who are optimistic or somehow related to money laundering supports the first two statements.I am not that much of optimistic so I surely am going with the "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."

    The Pandora Papers’s 11.9 million records arrived from 14 different offshore services firms in a jumble of files and formats – even ink-on-paper – presenting a massive data-management challenge .I really pay respect to the the valorous reporters of ICIJ worldwide collected over 11.9 million documents and leaked them so everyone could see the truth of the current political world.The journalists don’t have any personal benefits still they are dealing against such strong powers who have the world in their hand just for justice.

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  • British Council.jpg lively_history | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "offshore transactions aren't illegal! The journalist are trying to stir up trouble.
    Offshore transaction is legal. The use of transaction money depend on who uses the money. The journalists are trying to make news for their channel by cooking up different stories about offshore transactions. They are trying to prove that offshore transaction is only done for dreadful works only which is absolutely wrong. How the money is used depends on the person and the propose to use the money. Offshore transaction are used for good and needful purposes too. For medical treatment, donations, business investment etc. Without the help of offshore transaction these works cannot be done. As we know all things have two sides good and bad. How we use it depends on us. If we use it for bad purpose then it will be a bad thing and if we use it for a good purpose then it will be a good thing. Offshore transaction is also the same. It can be used for good as well as bad also. So again I am saying how offshore transaction is used depends on the people and their thinking and the journalist should not accuse offshore transaction rather they should accuse the people who misuse it.

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  • British Council.jpg diplomatic_imagination | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says, "It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret".
    My reasons are: We all have some personal matters which we don't want to disclose openly. If anyone's personal information is leaked, it will be hard for him to go back to society with honor and prestige. In the moral sense, it is also a very unethical and shameless act to interfere in anyone's personal life.
    But there is a "But". If the info-leaking is for the betterment of a greater bunch of people, then I think it's ok. Because only one person will enjoy a lot of benefits, and others will die of hunger- it's not fair. If any brave journalist can disclose such kind of character, I support him. I am with him.
    At last, I support the journalist who publishes secrets in order to bring equality and justice to society.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that it is unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to hide, because everyone has secrets and privacy that they want to keep. The need to respect laws that criminalize professional violations of press freedom and defamation of baseless violations. The journalist is committed to the confidentiality of his sources of information, not to disclose the source, and not to respect the principle of his work. From my point of view, I think that journalists face many difficulties, challenges and obstacles in publishing news. My question is how do we respect and appreciate efforts. What does a journalist do in his work?

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  • British Council.jpg believable_queen | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says " It's unfair for journalists to publish information that people want to keep a secret".
    My reasons are: some people and celebrities want to keep their net worth, love life, the places where they live, age, real names and their identity as a secret, they do have a right. Journalists and people are really curious and cunning these days. They actually earn a lot of money on that. This type of journalism is called " Celebrity journalism".
    First of all, it depends on the person, is he or she rude or kind, respects people or disrespects them, loyal or not. So, everyone is different...

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  • British Council.jpg excited_lemon | Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya | India
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement that says "The journalists are holding these people to account! They should face consequences."

    My reason for choosing this is because the journalist have spend so much time collecting the evidances. If he/she will return that evidance to bank then their will be no use for spending so much time in finding it. If he/she gave that evidance to police then with the help of authorities those people will get the punciment. And it will help others to understand that if they do any illegal work they will get punciment.

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  • British Council.jpg forceful_parrot | Eko Akete Senior Grammar School | Nigeria
    21 Oct 2021

    I agree with the third statement because I think “ The journalists are holding them accountable whereby people working with the government or holding higher positions in the country use their power to launder money that is meant for the masses to gather wealth for themselves”.

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  • British Council.jpg balanced_situation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    These are some of the standards that an honest journalist must adhere to: First, journalists must be honest. It is not acceptable to report information known to be false, or to report facts in a misleading manner to give a false impression;

    Second, independence and objectivity: Journalists should avoid topics in which they have a financial or personal interest that would provide them with a particular interest in the topic, as such interest may lead to bias in their reporting, or give the impression of such bias. In cases where a journalist may have a particular financial or personal interest, the interest must be disclosed;

    Third, fairness: Journalists must present the facts with impartiality and impartiality, and present points of view and other aspects of the story where they exist. It is not acceptable to distort the facts;

    Fourth, diligence: the journalist must collect and present the relevant facts to provide a good understanding of the subject reported;

    Fifthly, accountability: the journalist must be accountable for his work, and be prepared to accept criticism and consequences. [13

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  • British Council.jpg balanced_situation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    The role of the media is centered on influencing all political, economic and social fields, so the media plays a major role in political decision-making, and we can notice this influence through what is available in the world of modern and advanced means such as the Internet, mobile phones, satellite channels and websites, so the media can intervene in Political decision-making, as well as being able to publish what is happening and trends of public opinion, and transmit analyzes of political activities, and allow politicians to obtain the sufficient information they need, which strengthened the steps planned for political decision-making, and this great role of the media has restored confidence People have their interference, participation and influence in decision-making, and the dissemination of its negatives and positives. How does the media affect the political decision?

    We note the influence of the media through what they do in highlighting the decision, and trying to make the decision-makers and the government feel the people’s concerns and their acceptance or rejection of this decision or that, and this will lead politicians to review the decisions issued and study them well, in order not to cause some kind of chaos and bad effects. It also gives the government the ability to address citizens and take into account the opinions of public opinion, and provides a set of programs to analyze decisions issued by the state.

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  • British Council.jpg balanced_situation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    There are those who take the longest way and join the media department at the university, to graduate after four years and discover that they have spent their lives learning information and axioms..not fat or sing!
    Journalism is an art in which education and indoctrination do not work.. an art that only comes by surprise. Therefore, I am here to draw your attention to these matters. You have to move directly to the nearest paper and pen and write anything that ranges in your imagination, whether it is a construction thought.. Or a comment on a scene you watched on TV or a reaction to a passing situation. Write anything you think is a recording and documentation of your beginning, and present it to those around you without shame.
    - Try to follow up daily as much media as possible (magazines, newspapers, news and documentaries, radio programs) and focus on the diversity of its fields and media affiliations.
    - Go with these follow-ups in every direction, talk, discuss, question and inquire about everything that occupies your mind and everything you see that provokes or draws your attention! Beware saying to yourself, “It is none of my business.” Everything that is going on around you is your business, so break into it without asking permission!
    - No university degrees, no kinship with a journalist, or anything that would help you master the art of journalism with skill except experimentation... So start writing at the first opportunity!

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  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    All of what was said and said is true from each person’s point of view, where the journalist has freedom, but the freedom of the media has its limits. The journalist has no right to reveal all the secrets of the people. In most cases, there is no need to publish some news as it is not based on evidence and documents, not like business and money laundering, which We see it right now.
    Gangs and the mafia play a big role and can kill the journalist's life if he exposes the truth about their dark deeds.

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  • British Council.jpg practical_seal | El Rafie A | Egypt
    22 Oct 2021

    I agree with " It's unfair for journalist to publish information that people want to keep a secret" statement

    My reason: because sometimes people have personal and secret information they the right to refuse publishing their personal habits or secrets.
    But journalists have the right to publish information in only one case when these secrets is about corruption or can cause harm in society for people as offshore or drugs

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_glacier | Government Girls H/S 41 WB Vehari | Pakistan
    22 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement, “The journalists are holding these people into account. They should be punished.”
    From my perspective the basic rights of all the citizens of the country is maintained through the tax provided by people of all class including rich or poor. When the rich people are avoiding their taxes through illegal means breaking the conventional law by the government, they should be punished. In activity I learn that more than 330 politicians and rich binorilies feel guilty on avoiding tax by and government doesnot let them to do this.

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Oct 2021

    I agree with the third opinion. These papers must be revealed.. It is a good job.. Money laundering provides a tremendous ability to hide wealth. It is necessary and healthy not to hide them, and their owners are subject to suspicion and suspicion if they do not exercise high transparency about them,,, They are heads of states and politicians in poor countries. And bankrupt, and big businessmen who accumulated their wealth in the public sphere, and they are celebrities, artists and sports stars whose wealth is supposed to contribute to the finances of their countries... The ability to hide money and wealth has a direct impact on the access of our children to a quality education, and our people to a health system that protects their old age. ..

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  • British Council.jpg empowered_cloud | Eko Akete Senior Grammar School | Nigeria
    22 Oct 2021

    I agree with the third opinion. It because those people who were supposed to keep the citizens money are now the ones using it for their own benefit.
    Explanation
    It help us to no how many politician takes the tax money to other country to hide.
    Numbers
    It tells us in details and opens our mindset to more information that can be seen on Pandora paper.

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_measurement | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Oct 2021

    I agree with the saying, "It is unfair for journalists to publish information that they want people to hide."
    my reasons
    1. Journalists are not allowed to publish family news, for example, or to publish without their permission, and because some people do not like to spread their privacy and like to stay away from the media and journalists. the people.
    2. But they can publish news of those who commit theft, fraud and murder so that they warn people about them and pass the information to the relevant authorities.
    3. The press also exists to deliver true and truthful news to people. It cannot deny people's news and make it another axis until it only publishes news that people cannot benefit from.

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  • British Council.jpg resplendent_seahorse | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    I agree with the statement "Offshore transaction aren't illegal! The journalists are just trying to stir up trouble. "Going offshore is common for companies and high-net-worth individual for educed risk and greater growth potential and also make the tax laws favorable for them. People nowadays think that going offshore has also become a way for more illicit activities, including fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.
    But the key thing here is offshoring is perfectly legal, but if you hide it then it usually noticed as illegal. Offshoring provides entities with a great deal of privacy and confidentiality. People and companies can use offshore accounts to avoid the unfavorable circumstances associated with keeping money in a bank in their home nation. Most entities do this to avoid tax obligations. It can also help you to cut down the risk of your overall transaction and benefit you personally and with other countries as well. And thus as it is helping us both nationally and internationally, so I think the journalist shouldn't seek in this matter and stir up the problems.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    09 Nov 2021

    I concur with the assertion, "The writers are considering these individuals responsible. They ought to be rebuffed."

    I concur with this assertion in light of the fact that in the viewpoint of my nation where regular I see offspring of my age who ought to be going to class and giggling and learning with their cohorts are being denied of that right to instruction on the grounds that their folks can't bear to send then to schools. What's more, in the tale of the Pandora Papers that numerous eminent finance managers, industrialists, legislators and numerous other people who ought to have been committed to killing destitution from the world are the very ones who are not giving duty and not giving the financial offer that their own nation merits. Also, from the narrative of the Pandora papers it is exceptionally evident that what the columnists did was something that SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO. Since the additional time it took in uncovering individuals engaged with huge measure of tax evasion and sequestered from everything their cash abroad and not paying the expense to the public authority, the more measure of harm was being done to the world explicitly to every one of the nations.

    So I trust that INSTEAD OF BLAMING THE JOURNALISTS AND QUESTIONING THEIR JOURNALISM, WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THE CULPRITS WHO HAVE BEEN ROBBING THE WORLD FOR ALL THIS TIME.

    Likewise I figure the state run administrations of every nation ought to have meetings with their chiefs and afterward a Global Conversation among the World Leaders ought to be held to talk about and raise arrangements on how this kind of tax evasion could be halted. I exceptionally demand having the group of columnists associated with the Pandora Papers composition at the Global Conversation on the grounds that Only Then The Inclusion of Each and Every Perspective can be guaranteed. After the Global Conversation, the World Leaders can shape a Committee that will continually outline the exchanges overall keeping association with the public authority of the multitude of nations. Thusly, I accept excitement of such issues in future can be halted for all time.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    09 Nov 2021

    I concur with the explanation that says, "It's out of line for writers to distribute data that individuals need to leave well enough alone."

    All things being equal, everybody needs to keep their protection and doesn't need something classified to be revealed to the whole world through broad communications. The writers may unveil something about somebody so that may sound deceiving or start more mischief on the grounds that getting active such snippets of data is difficult and requires solid sources to rely upon. So it's truly fundamental for writers to check the rightness of the data and consider cautiously prior to saying something out in the open. Additionally, the individual being referenced will be set off when catching wind of such openness of secret data, which will prompt a conflict between the media spotlight, and the columnists and news announcing associations. Words spread quick, and the first story may be contorted when spreading from one individual to another. That is the reason it's a significant choice for a columnist to make while remarking about an individual and his mystery.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Nov 2021

    I concur with the explanation that says, "It's unreasonable for writers to distribute data that individuals need to leave well enough alone."

    Seaward banking is totally legitimate. There's nothing illicit about setting up a seaward record except if you do it with the aim of tax avoidance. Not every person engaged with seaward exchanges is doing misrepresentation. Not every person is planned to avoid charge.

    Protection is a certified and major common freedom. Everybody needs to keep their protection and doesn't need something classified to be uncovered to the whole world through broad communications. Fixing debasement doesnt essentially mean you go totally straightforward. Detailing doesn't imply that columnists can uncover people groups individual information which can cause both mental and actual mischief. Columnists ought to have moral guidelines, regard people groups protection, and approach them reasonably and with deference. It is exceptionally hazardous to distribute something that individuals need to leave well enough alone, in light of the fact that they can't anticipate whats going to occur later on. Columnists can explore stories in the public interest, yet they are not past the law. They should likewise consider the aggravation and harm that their burrowing may cause. Some vibe that a people right to protection is qualified by their conduct. On the off chance that an individual is viewed as engaged with wrongdoing or hostile to social conduct, it very well may be felt that they have surrendered their right to protection since it is bound to be in the public interest to uncover their conduct. This isn't really for us to choose.

    When in doubt, individual data ought not be disclosed without the assent of the concerned individual. Assent is a significant component in deciding if a distribution of detail from private life meddles with the right to protection.

    Restriction is vital in such manner. It has extraordinary power since it possessed inconceivable viewpoints to acquaint honest as liable and with exhibit blameworthy as honest to society. Likewise, it can impact the oblivious to the world in various ways. Because of its political, mental impacts, state run administrations execute control in media to give its security. With respect to model:

    WikiLeaks is a worldwide non-benefit association that distributes news breaks and ordered media given by mysterious sources. Basic freedoms bunches have asked Wikileaks commonly to do more to edit data found in records. They dread retaliations against help laborers, activists, and regular citizens named in the spilled information. Wikileaks' 2007 openness of broad debasement in Kenya affected brutality during public decisions that prompted 1,300 passings.

    The Journalists engaged with the examination of the Pandora Papers ought to have edited the data and regarded the protection of individuals, as they didn't know about its effects.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Nov 2021

    I concur with the assertion, The writers are holding these individuals into account. They ought to be rebuffed.

    According to my point of view the fundamental privileges of the relative multitude of residents of the nation is kept up with through the expense given by individuals of all class including rich or poor. At the point when the rich individuals are staying away from their duties through illicit means violating the traditional law by the public authority, they ought to be rebuffed. Perusing the action I learnt Pandora Papers spill incorporates 6.4 million archives, right around 3,000,000 pictures, in excess of 1,000,000 messages and close to a large portion of 1,000,000 bookkeeping pages of stowed away riches and tax avoidances. Practically in excess of 330 legislators and the most extravagant tycoons of the world were viewed unquestionablyblameworthy of keeping away from charges through unlawful means. Then, at that point, there is Panama Papers of 11.5 spilled archives. Because of the unlawful evasion of expenses the financing to help the foundation of government separates. Assessments are paid for the cost of keeping an administration. The primary intention is to fund-raise to spend on streets, schools and clinics, and on more circuitous government capacities like market guideline, government assistance plans, repricing and rearrangement,. As a resident living in that country it is an obligation for each resident to contribute into the mutual government assistance through the mean of tax assessment. On the off chance that the residents of that nation attempts to sidestep tax collection through seaward exchange of abundance and properties or by disguising the abundance they should be brought under law.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Nov 2021

    I concur with the explanation that says, "Offshore exchanges are not illicit! The columnists are simply attempting to start the mischief."

    The seaward exchanges are not generally illicit. It might in some cases occur for great purposes, for example, for donations,organization reserves, secret country missions occurring in abroad and so on Individuals might need to maintain it mystery since, in such a case that it is uncovered , then, at that point, various issues might emerge from the evil wishers and the serious foes who consistently search for a proviso in a decent work. In the event that they get to know about these mysterious exchanges, they might make an honest effort to abuse the circumstance as they don't have a clue about the fundamental purpose for it. It will be truly challenging for the great practitioners then, at that point, to keep up with their mystery and hold the significant missions without legitimate announcement to the overall individuals. It might likewise make a misconception among the commoners who could possibly be educated. It will emerge an undesirable turmoil in the nation. Then, at that point, the entire arrangement will blow up and the significant assignment will stay deficient with an undesirable conflict seething.

    So, If the Columnists don't have the foggiest idea about the specific explanations for specific seaward exchanges and make a slope out of a mole, then, at that point, it will be awful. That's the reason I concur with the statement.

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