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The Panama Papers

Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

By Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 June 2016
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 Suddeutsche 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 Author

Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer are award-winning investigative journalists at Suddeutsche 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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'This is an extremely important book - this decade's most important rather than this year's.' -- Edward N. Luttwak * Times Literary Supplement * `The authors expose a shockingly corrupt system...[an] important indictment of the shadow economy that flourishes even as the legitimate economy suffers.' * Kirkus * `A tale of fearless and careful reporting... The most ambitious investigative journalism project of all time.' * Financial Times * `Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, the authors of this powerful, lucid book, show us how the very rich hide their money...They should make journalists proud - and may even help to make the world a better place.' * Peter Oborne, New Statesman * `This is the inside story of how governments, corporations and organised crime groups have used the secret world of offshore jurisdictions to engage in systematic cheating and thieving. It's an almost perfect tale for the 21st century - the failure of democracy, the triumph of commercial power and greed, greed, greed.' -- Nick Davies, special correspondent, Guardian `With precision and purpose, The Panama Papers is what "Follow the Money" means.' -- Bob Woodward, The Washington Post `Bringing such a major story to book form in such a short time (and then translating it from the original German) is a challenge, but this text serves as an excellent explanation of the investigative work and the findings. The book is useful to scholars interested in investigative journalism and tax evasion.' * D. Caristi, Ball State University, CHOICE Magazine * `The biggest leak in the history of data journalism' -- Edward Snowden `The fascinating struggle of David against Goliath... A brilliantly written book.' * Frankfurter Rundschau *

EAN: 9781786070470
ISBN: 1786070472
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.6 x 2.7 centimetres (0.47 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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