Alexander Lebedev, the former KGB agent who now owns the Independent and London Evening Standard, tells the Sunday Times Magazine today: "My dream is to set up a foundation to finance journalistic investigations into international corruption."
He adds: "The free media can change the world. My idea is for some of the biggest titles around the world to pool resources to uncover the schemes and money flows used to sustain massive corruption. The results would be presented to the G8. That would force governments to act. We need transparency and accountability."
- The Sunday Times is now behind a paywall.