Homo sapiens have a substance abuse problem, and the substance is corruption,” Steven Soderbergh told an audience in D.C. last week. He was speaking after the latest screening of The Laundromat, a Hollywood film inspired by the Panama Papers.
The Q&A was aptly timed, as Democrats in the United States had just announced they would start impeachment proceedings related to President Donald Trump. Jake Bernstein, whose book Secrecy World provided the foundation for the script, said it would all be impossible without whistleblowers. “Whistleblowers can face real, serious repercussions, as can journalists and other people trying to bring this stuff to light,” he said. read more
Recent examples of our work include the Paradise Papers and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers, which investigated the shadowy offshore industry. These investigations have generated powerful long-lasting impact. For a behind-the-scenes look at how such a large investigation works watch this HBO/Vice documentary on the Paradise Papers.
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