Your Call's Media Roundtable: The Saudis' internal & regional policies; taxes & The Paradise Papers

Nov 9, 2017

Last weekend, Mohamad Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince and the architect of the devastating war in Yemen, ordered the arrests of some of the country’s top political and business elites. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing crackdowns in Saudi Arabia.

We’ll also talk about the publication of over 13 million leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers. They reveal how political elites and major corporations use offshore tax heavens to avoid paying taxes. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for Buzzfeed

Will Fitzgibbon, reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author of The Making of Donald Trump

Web Resources:

The Paradise Papers

Buzzfeed: Saudi Arabia Has Shaken Up The Middle East — This Is How

The NY Times: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

The Guardian: What happens when the super-rich write the tax rules? They fail

The Washington Post: Don’t be fooled by the comforting rhetoric coming from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince