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A Fight Against Corruption Earns Pulitzer Prize

THE PANAMA PAPERS

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on what is called The Panama Papers.

 Leaders, criminals, celebrities   A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking. Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry. This is their story. For more, go to panamapapers.icij.org

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Hamish Boland-Rudder PRODUCER: Carrie Ching ANIMATION ARTIST: Arthur Jones REPORTER: Will Fitzgibbon NARRATOR: Eleanor Bell Fox

ICIJ   Published on April 3, 2016

Also of interest from Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know

When a massive leak of internal documents from a Panama-based law firm revealed a web of offshore tax-dodging outfits across the planet, millions of people began to wonder how much – or how little – trust they could put in the statements of their local elites and heads of governments. But what exactly happened, and what does this leak reveal about the state of world affairs?

Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know – HowStuffWorks  Published April 16, 2016


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JoAnn Chateau

A year ago, the Panama Papers made headlines for exposing the corrupt depth and breadth of offshore tax havens. The story resulted from the collaborative work of over 300 investigative reporters from all around the world. This year, they received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Get the full story at Rise Up Times


The Panama Papers | Rise Up Times

“…The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on what is called The Panama Papers… A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies…” ~ Rise Up Times

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