400 reporters kept the Panama Papers secret for a year. Here's how they pulled it off.
April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
Marina Walker remembered when she heard a source claimed to have possession of leaked data “bigger than anything you have seen before.”
Could it really be that big? Wikileaks had seen dumps that encompassed millions of documents. Walker, the deputy director of the the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), already worked on one of the biggest leaks in recent history, having co-managed an offshore leaks project.
Yes, it’s that big.
The numbers are staggering: 2.6 terabytes of data in 11.5 million documents tracking billions of dollars over almost 40 years.
Now called the Panama Papers, it is already recognized as maybe the biggest leak in the history of journalismWorld leaders, athletes and celebrities around the globe have been implicated — and there’s more to come. Read more…