Panama Papers awarded Investigation of the Year

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June 18, 2016

THE Panama Papers probe, a collaborative work of more than 100 media organisations including The Indian Express, has won the Data Journalism Awards 2016 for Investigation of the Year. The award was presented at the Global Editors Network (GEN) summit in Vienna on Thursday.

The Panama Papers investigation was based on 2.6 terabyte of data — primarily on offshore entities set up for clients of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca — obtained by German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared through the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Published globally since April 3, the Panama Papers reports exposed the inner workings of the secretive offshore financial system and revealed hidden companies linked to politicians, celebrities, business barons, criminals, sports stars and more.