Summary of How the Panama Papers Journalists Broke the Biggest Leak in History

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How the Panama Papers Journalists Broke the Biggest Leak in History summary
The biggest data leak in history demonstrates how journalists can collaborate for the public good.


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The Panama Papers uncovered the secrets of thousands of tax evaders, including high-profile politicians and sports stars. Gerard Ryle describes how his global team of journalists worked together in secret and silence to expose the hidden world of offshore finance. getAbstract recommends Ryle’s staggering story of how the reporters paved the way to a new age of collaborative journalism to those who value the media’s role in creating a transparent society.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Panama Papers got into the hands of journlists
  • How investigative journalists managed the massive data leak
  • How their actions will affect the practice of journalism going forward


In 2015, an anonymous insider leaked to two German journalists 40 years’ worth of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specialized in creating...
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Investigative reporter Gerard Ryle is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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