WITH FREDERIK OBERMAIER, BASTIAN OBERMAYER (SZ), GERARD RYLE AND MARINA WALKER (INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS) AND MORE, MODERATION: LAURA TERBERL (SZ)
The Panama Papers were one of the biggest projects in the history of journalism. Around 400 journalists from all over the world evaluated 2.6 terabytes of documentary material and exposed the shady financial transactions of a Panamanian law firm. It not only helped prime ministers and dictators to hide their money, but also drug cartels, mafia clans, swindlers, weapons’ dealers and regimes such as North Korea or Iran. Worldwide reactions to the publications of Panama Papers were tremendous: there were resignations, mass demonstrations, raids and investigations in nearly 100 countries. The two SZ investigative journalists, Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, talk to Gerard Ryle and Marina Walker from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) as well as the icelandic journalist Johannes Kr. Kristjansson about the frustration and euphoria during their months of research, the political consequences and death threats directed at some of the journalists involved.
Moderation: Laura Terberl (SZ)
The talk will be held in English.
An event hosted by the Süddeutsche Zeitung.