Anonymous Source Tracker

Frequently updated examples of the media's use of anonymous sources.


Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp - The ...
He declined to give his name, fearing for his safety. The Observatory said live bullets were being used in the operation, adding that some of the prisoners have  ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Nicolás Maduro Tightens Hold on Venezuela as U.S. Fears Further ...
... according to senior American intelligence officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing the government's latest intelligence assessment.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


S. Korea, US, Japan Plan Joint Drills on N. Korean Threat - The New ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules. The trilateral drills will involve Aegis-equipped ships from the three countries, but they will ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Egypt Sentences 152 Protesters to Jail in Spree of Verdicts - The ...
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The verdict on the case of 51 protesters was announced ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Russian Media Resignations Follow Increased Pressure - The New ...
An RBC editor who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about internal matters told the AP that the resignations were ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Prince's au
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. While the plane was on the tarmac, the official said, first ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Multiple attacks in, around Baghdad kill at least 12 people
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information. While no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, the ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Timeline of key events in last 2 weeks of Prince's life
A law enforcement official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media said that Prince was found  ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Exiled Afghan Insurgent, Nears a Comeback ...
All that together would amount to at least $4 million a year, according to one senior Afghan official involved in the talks, speaking on condition of anonymity to  ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


The Latest: Officials Say Day's Death Toll in Baghdad Now 69 - The ...
The attack was carried out with an explosives-laden car that was parked near the market. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn't Listening - The New ...
The people would speak only on the condition of anonymity because they had signed nondisclosure agreements. The company made no promises, the people  ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Technology|China Quietly Targets US Tech Companies in Security Reviews
Over the last nine months, a number of companies have been called in, the people who spoke on the condition of anonymity said.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


5 More Bankers Leave Credit Suisse as Exodus Accelerates - The ...
... bankers, most with decades at Credit Suisse, defected to Jefferies, according to six people briefed on the moves, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Asia North Korea Is Said to Appoint Career Envoy as Foreign Minister
The official said he could share the information only on the condition of anonymity because the North had not made it public through state media. The Associated ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


U.S. establishes Libyan outposts with eye toward offensive against ...
“We're obviously watching the threats very closely,” a senior administration official said, also speaking on the condition of anonymity. If the White House does  ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Dispute at Xfund, a Venture Capital Fund, Bursts Into the Open - The ...
Two investors in the fund who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the firm's partnership contracts said that this ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Politics|The Latest: Survivors Question Findings on 2015 Amtrak Crash
The official was not authorized to comment publicly because of the ongoing probe and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The cause ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 - The New York Times
The news agency said the officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. They said the review of the imagery was preliminary.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Google to Introduce Its Voice-Activated Home Device - The New ...
... the voice-activated home device market on Wednesday, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Named Google Home, the device is a ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using ...
“There's nothing NISA does that the CIA doesn't know about,” said a senior Somali official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


South Korea's Hotel Lotte plans $4.9 billion IPO, year's largest ...
They declined to be identified before the IPO filing document is available. Last month, South Korea said it would issue four more duty-free store licenses in Seoul ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


BNP Paribas Said to Cut 233 Investment-Banking Jobs in London ...
... Warren Young, head of finance for global markets, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the hiring hasn't been announced publicly.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Obama Said to Plan Release of Methane-Limit Rules on Thursday ...
... released by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to three people told of the plans who asked not to be identified prior to the formal announcement.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


IS bombings highlight Iraqi capital's vulnerability
When police arrived at the scene, two of the attackers detonated their suicide vests, according to Iraqi security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Prince 'lifesaving mission' turned tragic for doctor's son
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Kornfeld helped in his father's medical practice by teaching ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Senator Demands Answers From Facebook on Claims of 'Trending ...
... to brief the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the allegations, according to a congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Google Appeals French Privacy Ruling - The New York Times
... according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because discussions with the regulator were continuing.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Japan to announce action plan to curb tax evasion at G7: sources ...
... evasion when it hosts G7 heads of state on May 26-27, said the sources, who declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Kerry: Corruption as great an enemy as extremism
The summit comes amid the international fallout from the Panama Papers scandal, when an anonymous source known only as “John Doe” leaked 11.5 million ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


New Panama Papers report prompts government investigations ...
In April, an anonymous source known only as “John Doe” leaked 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in creating accounts to hide ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


You can now search the Panama Papers — the secret accounts of ...
An anonymous source gave the documents to German newspaper Süeddeustche Zeitung, which then recruited the International Consortium of Investigative ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


So what nicknames did the DNC reject before 'Dangerous Donald ...
Except that now, thanks to an anonymous source, The Washington Post has exclusively obtained* the results of the Democrats' brainstorming session from ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Inside Facebook's GOP charm offensive - POLITICO
The initial GOP reaction was swift and hostile after Gizmodo, citing an anonymous source, said employees who vetted news for Facebook's “Trending Topics” ...

Politico — May 20, 2016


Fact check: Trump's tax returns
In 2012, then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid made the unfounded claim that an anonymous source told him Romney hadn't paid any taxes for 10 years.

USA Today — May 20, 2016


Zuckerberg Acknowledges Trust Gap After Meeting on Bias ...
Zuckerberg sought to clear the air after an anonymous source in a Gizmodo report last week alleged that his team of human editors leaned toward liberal ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Panama Papers database of offshore companies goes live - The ...
Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it was given the information by an anonymous source. Reports based on the documents quickly led to the resignation of Iceland's ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Panama Papers offshore companies data spurs anti-graft moves ...
Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it was given the information by an anonymous source. Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary, said Tuesday that as host of ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Nigerian Chevron Facility Bombed, ExxonMobil Cuts Exports - The ...
They requested anonymity for fear of repercussions amid a massive deployment of troops that has led more than 10,000 people to flee the fallout. Chevron did ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession - The Washington Post
Even if he doesn't, he still intends to pick a platform fight at the convention, according to a campaign aide who requested anonymity to discuss strategy.

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


One NFL owner says Redskins name issue 'is gradually going away ...
“There has not been much discussion about this, at least to my knowledge,” an owner who requested anonymity because of the controversial nature of the topic  ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Petrobras launches sale of $6.75 bln in five-, 10-year bonds | Reuters
According to the sources, who requested anonymity since the transaction is in the works, Petrobras will raise $5 billion from the sale of five-year debt at a yield of ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Brazil acting president hailed by many but hands may be tied ...
... oil industry, and make public spending more efficient, according to two aides who requested anonymity to discuss plans that have not yet been made public.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


BP to shut FCC, CDU at Toledo, Ohio refinery Wednesday: sources ...
The sources requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The work on the 110,000 bpd sour crude unit and the ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Schonfeld commits $100 million to tech hedge fund launch | Reuters
Schonfeld's funding commitment is for at least three years and its investment could grow depending on performance, said the sources, who requested anonymity ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: Via Varejo in talks to absorb Cnova Brasil - source | Reuters
According to the source, who requested anonymity because the deal remains private, both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


UPDATE 1-Brazil to open subsalt to some non-Petrobras oil ...
The source requested anonymity because no authorization to talk to the press had been given. Under Brazilian law, if more than one company owns an oil field,  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Petrobras to appoint Parente CEO as early as Friday, sources say ...
... could be announced as early as Friday, said the first source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. He replaces Aldemir Bendine, ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


People Openly Sell Votes for $20 in the Dominican Republic ...
Like others, she asked that her name not be used because the practice is illegal. “It's something my family has always done for the party. I started before I could ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Wilmington police respond to Beech Street shooting
One neighbor, who refused to give his name, said that he heard four shots fired. Police responded in under a minute, he said. STORY: 16-year-old boy shot in ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


RBS to axe 200 UK jobs, close more branches - sources | Reuters
LONDON May 12 Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to axe about 200 jobs at its retail bank, according to sources close to the process, as the British high street ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


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