What You Need to Know About Shell Companies and Corruption in the Wake of the Panama Papers

On Sunday, the Internet experienced a meltdown of a different kind. With an unprecedented 2.6 terabytes of data, or 11.5 million confidential documents leaked from a popular Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca –  there is an impressive amount of investigative stories coming out about who’s involved and the routes they took to hide money.

Thanks to the excellent work by Süddeutsche Zeitung, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and some 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than 80 countries – people who have previously not been following reports about corruption are now fully aware of it.

Chances are you’ve seen immense coverage of it everywhere and might be unsure where to start. I’m part of the civil society movement to ‘follow the money’ and use open data, and investigative journalism/research to bring more transparency to how companies are often used to do illegal

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