Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier: "The Panama Papers" | Talks at...

source: Talks at Google     2016年7月15日
Talks at Google was pleased to welcome journalists Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier to talk about their book "The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and the Powerful Hide their Money". In conversation with Google VP of Communications Peter Barron, they discuss how they worked to make sense of the contents of the largest data leak in history.
Bastian Obermayer: @b_obermayer
Frederik Obermaier: @f_obermaier
Recorded in London, July 2016

About the book:
Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer for $500 million in gold. This is just the beginning.
Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found. Faced with the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of enquiry. Operating for over a year in the strictest secrecy, they uncover a global elite living by a different set of rules: prime ministers, dictators, oligarchs, princelings, sports officials, big banks, arms smugglers, mafiosi, diamond miners, art dealers and celebrities. The real-life thriller behind the story of the century, The Panama Papers is an intense, unputdownable account that blows their secret world wide open.

About the Authors:
Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer are award-winning investigative journalists at Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest broadsheet. The first people to have access to the Panama Papers, they were previously part of the international team of journalists who revealed the Offshore Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks and Swiss Leaks.

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