How Panama Papers changed South Korea – ICIJ

To celebrate the third anniversary of the Panama Papers we’re speaking with reporters from around the world about the investigation, the impact and their experience. This week, we kick off with Boyoung Lim from South Korea.

Boyoung works for Newstapa, a nonprofit investigative journalism center based in Seoul that – among other findings – exposed the son of South Korea’s former president Roh Tae-woo and his array of shell companies in tax havens. Here’s what she had to say about how the investigation changed South Korea (and her):

What were you doing when the story came out and how did it affect you personally?

I was working as an investigator in the police cybercrime squad at the time. I admit that it was the first time I learned the word (and the concept of) “offshore.”

What about the Panama Papers has stuck with you the most?

The finding on the former president’s son owning offshore

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