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During this period, the Guardian rocked governments, sparked inquiries, shaped public understanding of the biggest crises of our times and effected real change, with increased support from readers showing the extent to which they have responded to our mission.
Three huge investigations demonstrated our global impact and reach.
The Pegasus Project revealed how world governments spied on journalists, opposition politicians and activists using intrusive software installed on their phones without their knowledge.
The Pandora Papers, the biggest-ever leak of offshore data, exposed the secret accounts of 35 world leaders, including heads of state and government, and more than 100 billionaires, celebrities, and business leaders.
The Uber Files, which began with a whistleblower’s leak to the Guardian, showed how the Silicon Valley giant flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers and pulled governments out of shape.
Our commitment to worldwide on-the-ground reporting included in-depth coverage of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. With more reporters and photographers on the ground than any other UK newspaper, our powerful dispatches and analysis provided a humanity and breadth few could match.
The Guardian played a key role in holding Johnson’s collapsing government to account. Our Partygate exclusive showing Johnson and his advisers enjoying cheese and wine in the Downing Street garden became emblematic. We also played a role in the subsequent downfall of Liz Truss, revealing Suella Braverman’s enforced resignation as home secretary.
We successfully campaigned on behalf of bereaved covid families for an official inquiry into the handling of the pandemic. We broke important stories on themes our readers care about, from revealing sexual assault allegations against former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood to abuse at luxury care homes.
Our long-term investment in and commitment to covering the climate crisis paid off. The Guardian’s comprehensive and ambitious coverage of Cop26 was revelatory, as our dedicated team delivered a string of exclusives.
Our climate reporting was supported by large-scale, impactful projects including our Carbon Bombs series revealing how the biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning many huge new oil and gas projects.
Elsewhere, we sought to bring hope and joy amid the darkness, redoubling our long commitment to women’s sport - from Women’s Football Weekly to the brilliant writing of Suzanne Wrack, Jonathan Liew and others.
We launched Saturday magazine to wide acclaim from readers. It has gone from strength-to-strength in its first year, combining much loved favourites with new regulars and strong exclusives including this Greta Thunberg interview, in a beautifully-designed, more sustainable print package.
Growth in reader revenue meant the company produced a cash surplus for the first time in a generation - money that will be invested back into journalism. This year’s results were hailed as “a big moment for The Guardian but also for anyone who cares about the future of quality news in the online age”.
In a world of overlapping perma-crises and filter bubbles, we are committed to maintaining and growing our huge global reach in a responsible way that brings our public-interest journalism to the widest global audience.