(ROOM N106) C.S 4.4. HOW BIG DATA MADE WORLD LEADERS RESIGN: THE PANAMA AND PARADISE PAPERS
16:45 - 17:35 (04/10/2018)
Data is getting to journalists at a massive scale due to electronic leaks. Recent examples are the Panama and the Paradise Papers investigations, which amounted to four terabytes and 25 million files made available securely in the cloud to hundreds of reporters using open-source software. In this session, learn the inside story of these cross-border collaborative projects. The exposés had unprecedented impact with high-level resignations and opened more than 150 investigations in 79 countries. They also won more than a dozen awards, including the highest recognition in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize.