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Luxembourg’s image has been tarnished by the decision to convict the two whistleblowers, former PwC employees Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, who exposed the Grand Duchy’s intricate system of tax avoidance for multinationals. Their conviction was upheld on appeal in March 2017. Although French journalist Édouard Perrin, the first reporter to cover the story, was acquitted both at the original trial and on appeal, it was clear that Luxembourg was more concerned about deterring media coverage of its tax avoidance facilities than protecting the public’s right to information.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



15 in 2016

Global score


14.43 in 2016

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