How two journalists broke Nepal’s biggest tax scam story

How two journalists broke Nepal’s biggest tax scam story
Record Nepal

Earlier this month, two journalists from the Kantipur daily came out with an explosive story on the largest ever case of tax fraud in Nepal. In collaboration with the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Krishna Acharya and Krishna Gyawali had investigated how the Tax Settlement Commission had abused the law to give tax exemptions of over Rs 20 billion to hundreds of businesses, including those who are making enormous profits. (Gyawali was awarded the Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award 2016 on July 29.) We sat down with the two journalists for a conversation on how they found the story, the details of the scam, and the pressures they faced while working on it. …MORE


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