A Storm Is Coming - The Panama Papers Are The Largest Data Leak Journalists Have Ever Worked With

Oh my God, this is huge! Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and submitted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that…
A Storm Is Coming

The Panama Papers Are The Largest Data Leak Journalists Have Ever Worked With

Oh my God, this is huge! Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and submitted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell firms enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.

Now these shady dealings are open to the public – including everyone involved. The Panama Papers include approximately 11.5 million documents – more than the combined total of the Wikileaks Cablegate, Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks, and Swiss Leaks. The data primarily comprises emails, pdf files, photo files, and excerpts of an internal Mossack Fonseca database.

It covers a period spanning from the 1970s to the spring of 2016. And it’s not just about corruption or money laundering. The Panama Papers describe war, rape, and murder. They expose people like Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime minister of Iceland, and Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, as well as many, many more. Please click here to get more information about the Panama Papers as this gets huger every single day.

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  • Jonathan

    it will take a time to make these papers full searchable for everyone. i really would like to have an easy function for every one too get a deep look in the panama papers.

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