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#PanamaPapers: the work behind the biggest leak on offshore secrecy

A global investigation

Serge Michel (Le Monde, France)

 Transparency, accountability and fight against corruption - Roundtable

Dec. 8 2016      03:15 PM - 04:05 PM
  Palais d'Iéna - Hemicycle
Simultaneous translation: Français-English-Español

Add to Calendar 2016-12-08 15:15 2016-12-08 16:05 Europe/Paris #PanamaPapers: the work behind the biggest leak on offshore secrecy - #OGP16 http://mobile.ogpsummit.org/en-event-347-panamapapers_the_work_behind_the_biggest_leak_on_offshore_secrecy Serge Michel (Le Monde, France) During this session organizers will showcase the experience of journalists who worked in the #PanamaPapers investigation, including how the project was put together and coordinated by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Süddeutsche Zeitung and the experiences at the country level. The revelations exp Palais d'Iéna, Hemicycle, 9 place d'Iéna Paris, France Fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 MM/DD/YYYY 5 Custom event filename event347 confirmed REQUEST

During this session organizers will showcase the experience of journalists who worked in the #PanamaPapers investigation, including how the project was put together and coordinated by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Süddeutsche Zeitung and the experiences at the country level. The revelations exposed like never before how the offshore economy works. Included in the more than 210,000 companies in 21 jurisdictions were those connected to such activities as the ongoing Syrian war and the looting of resources in Africa and to individuals that included billionaires, sports players and other celebrities. The result was a firestorm of media, political and grassroots reaction around the world.

Panelists will include journalists from four continents who uncovered stories that had meaningful impact in countries such as Mexico, Japan and Spain, as well as one of the coordinators of the journalistic work in Africa. During the panel we will also discuss the role journalists have in speaking truth to power and we hope we can have a chance for panelists to share with the audience other examples of investigative journalism leading to a public claim for government accountability.

We believe, as organizers, that the OGP community and investigative journalists share many of the same values, methodologies and objectives, but that there are few links between both communities. The participation of investigative journalists in Paris will serve as a welcome from the OGP community to a broader participation of the media sector.

Moderator:

Serge Michel (Le Monde, France)

The purpose of this session is to showcase the experience of journalists who worked in the #PanamaPapers investigation, including how the project was put together and coordinated by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Süddeutsche Zeitung and the experiences at the country level.

Mago Torres

Mago Torres

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Mago Torres is from Mexico City, where she coordinated the journalism program and served as a scholar in the Department of Communication at Universidad Iberoamericana. Her work has focused on the research and application of the right to information and data journalism, and explores the connection between journalism, academia and civic society. Over the last year she worked on the Panama Papers investigation as a researcher with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She is a co-founder of Periodistas de a Pie, a network of journalists based in Mexico City, and holds a Ph.D. in Humanistic Studies with a specialization in ethics. She is now based in Washington, DC.

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Venue

  • Palais d'Iéna
    9 place d'Iéna
    75016 Paris