‘Panama Papers’ bags Pulitzer

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By 2017-04-12

Columbia University announced yesterday that the Panama Papers investigation has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

The Pulitzer Prize Board lauded the year-long investigation for "using a collaboration of more than 300 reporters on six continents to expose the hidden infrastructure and global...... scale of offshore tax havens."

The award is the latest in a series of accolades for the globe-spanning reporting effort by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), McClatchy, the Miami Herald, Süddeutsche Zeitung and other media partners.

"This honour is a testament to the enterprise and teamwork of our staff and our partners here in the United States and around the world," Gerard Ryle, ICIJ's director, said. "We're honored that the Pulitzer Board recognized the groundbreaking revelations and worldwide impact that the Panama Papers collaboration produced."

The Panama Papers investigation exposed offshore companies linked to more than 140 politicians in more than 50 countries – including 14 current or former world leaders. It also uncovered offshore hideaways tied to mega-banks, corporate bribery scandals, drug kingpins, Syria's air war on its own citizens and a network of people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin that shuffled as much as $2 billion around the world.

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