Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier

The Panama Papers

Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier

Talk: The Panama Papers

Süddeutsche Zeitung journalists Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier visited Google London to share the fascinating story behind the investigation and publication of the Panama Papers leak with Google VP of Communications Peter Barron. The Panama Papers are considered history's biggest data leak so far, containing millions of documents uncovering how wealthy individuals and public officials are able to keep personal financial information private. Bastian Obermaier was the original journalist who was contacted by the anonymous source that leaked the documents.

Bastian Obermayer

Bastian Obermayer is an investigative reporter of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germanys biggest broadsheet. In 2015, he was the journalist who was contacted by the anonymous source who leaked the Panama Papers. From 2005 to 2012 he was author for the magazine of Süddeutsche Zeitung, specializing in long form and investigations.

Frederik Obermaier

Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist working for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's biggest broadsheet. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer he initiated and coordinated the "Panama Papers" revelations. Before that, he was also involved in the publication of the "Offshore Leaks", the "Lux Leaks", and the "Swiss Leaks".

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 revealing how the president of Argentina has sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This is just the beginning.

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