IRE Radio Podcast | Afflicting the Powerful

What happens when you investigate the leader of your own country? There’s perhaps never been a more relevant time to ask that question. On this episode, we’ll hear from two journalists who went up against some of the most powerful people and institutions in their own backyards. Rita Vásquez of Panama’s La Prensa and Vlad…

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Panama Papers: How the world’s largest collaborative investigation came together

By Soo Rin Kim Journalists who worked on the Panama Papers came together at the IRE Conference to discuss what it take to pull off the world’s largest collaborative investigation. Chrys Wu of The New York Times moderated the panel, which included Michael Hudson, Mar Cabra and Joachim Dyfvermark. Here are some of the most…

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Panama Papers show the value of newsroom collaboration

By David Uberti, CJR Editor’s Note: This article first ran on April 5, 2016 on the Columbia Journalism Review’s website. In early 2015, an anonymous source began forwarding German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung encrypted files from a Panamanian law firm specializing in offshore companies. The trove of documents kept growing, and eventually numbered in the millions. Seeking help to break…

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