Latin American journalists investigating the Panama Papers suffer criticism and retaliation

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While journalists in Ecuador who were part of the global journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers are facing a “campaign of harassment” led by the country’s President Rafael Correa and his followers, in Peru and Panama, the most adverse reactions have come from the traditional media and civil society, respectively.

After months of research, the Panama Papers investigation was internationally released on April 3 in media around the world. The investigation was led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) after receiving 11.5 million leaked documents from German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which initially received them from an anonymous source.

Journalists from various countries convened by ICIJ – including 96 journalists from 15 countries in Latin America and

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