Cross-border case study: the Panama Papers

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Will Fitzgibbon of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Robert Cribb of Toronto Star; Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Date/Time: Sunday, May. 15 at 11:30am
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 204
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Hear the story behind the largest ever global investigative collaboration: Reporters at the centre of the Panama Papers investigation detail how it was done, the unprecedented scope and scale and the remarkable impact around the world.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Cribb is an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into offshore tax evasion, child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Cribb is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto. @thecribby

  • Will Fitzgibbon is a senior reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). He has reported on ICIJ's major recent offshore exposés, including Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers and focuses his reporting on the politicians, criminals and tax dodging companies from and doing business in Africa.

  • Frédéric Zalac is a national reporter based in Vancouver for Radio-Canada's television programs "Enquête" and "Découverte". He also files in English for CBC's The National and has worked with the Fifth Estate. Frédéric has been a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2012. He has worked on the ICIJ's tax haven investigations, including Offshore Leaks (2013), Lux Leaks (2014), Swiss Leaks (2015) and the Panama Papers (2016).

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