Smoke Screen: Love, bribes and spies in the tobacco industry.
Victoria Hollingsworth tells the true story of corrupt practices behind the scenes at British American Tobacco. We hear from the very people who were caught up in this world as we sink deep into the dirty underbelly of the tobacco industry in South Africa.
BAT says its actions were simply to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office investigated matters and found there was insufficient evidence for any prosecution.
Our investigation tries to find the truth behind the lies.
A partnership between the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Auddy.
Smoke Screen – Episode 2
How and why did Belinda end up blowing the whistle on BAT? Only she really knows the answer.
Is she really who she seems?
And how was she involved with the state intelligence agency?
As the investigation unfolds, we see her vulnerability, hear her story and meet the different parties involved.
A Novel Production for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Auddy.
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