Help fund the next Panama Papers
The Panama Papers has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting! ICIJ is honored and proud to share this prestigious prize with all our partners - it's a huge win for the team and also a major recognition of the success of collaborative journalism. We couldn't be more excited!
One year ago, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) launched the biggest investigation in journalism history: the Panama Papers. ICIJ and more than 100 media partners published hundreds of stories revealing the offshore financial secrets of many of the world's richest and most powerful people. The investigation sparked protests, resignations, arrests and fierce debate around the world. And that was just the beginning.
Over the past year we’ve worked with more than 500 journalists to continue the investigation and help bring transparency to a secretive world. ICIJ’s staff have flown tens of thousands of miles to train reporters, to address parliamentary inquiries and to continue exposing the shadowy industry of offshore finance.
To cap it all off, in early 2017 ICIJ took the momentous step to spin off from the Center for Public Integrity and become a fully-independent organization with the ambitious goal of producing the world’s best cross-border journalism.
Needless to say, it has been a huge year for ICIJ!
And now we’re asking for your help to keep the momentum going. At a time when autocrats, demagogues, criminals and other shady characters are seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of society, it is more important than ever that journalists can remain the world’s eyes and ears, and root out corruption and wrongdoing.
We’re aiming to raise $50,000 (or more!) over the coming weeks to contribute towards our next big investigation.
So please, pledge your support for ICIJ and help us in our mission to expose wrongdoing and to hold the world’s most powerful people to account.
While ICIJ seeks our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the U.S. we are currently accepting donations through the Worldwide Investigative Reporting Enterprise, a project under our fiscal sponsor, the Institute for Nonprofit News . All donations will go to supporting ICIJ.
About Marina Walker Guevara
Marina is ICIJ's deputy director. Based in Washington, D.C., Marina helped coordinate the Panama Papers investigation, and has been involved in every ICIJ project for the past 12 years. Read her full profile
The support of our readers and followers has been essential to ICIJ's ability to undertake this ambitious project. Your belief in journalism's importance and impact has helped ICIJ make a profound contribution to global transparency and accountability.
It's a remarkable achievement, and we are so grateful for your partnership in this success and in our efforts moving forward.
It's all pointing towards a huge year for ICIJ in 2017, our first year as a fully-independent news organization.
We’re excited and proud this week to announce the support of a major new funder for ICIJ. The Omidyar Network has chosen to invest in ICIJ’s growth for the next three years as we seek to scale our model of collaborative investigative journalism and extend our reach at a time when the world needs rigorous, independent reporting more than ever before. We know the importance of our mission, and we hope that this helps spur more people and organizations to pledge their support to independent journalism.
Your support matters to us. It’s what drives us to continue chasing the most important stories, to continue holding the world’s most powerful people to account, and to continue striving towards a more fair and transparent society.
We believe that today, more than ever, some stories are too big, too complex and too global to be tackled by lone-wolf investigative reporters or even individual news organizations.
The impact of the Panama Papers really drove this home for all of us at ICIJ. This is why we do what we do. This is why, after 20 successful years under the stewardship of the Center for Public Integrity, we decided to spin ICIJ off into a fully-independent media organization.
We believe independence will help us achieve even greater impact, and to build on the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Independence allows us to channel our resources and our focus into our primary mission: producing and supporting the best investigative cross-border journalism in the world.
This is why your support is so important to us right now, at this critical moment in ICIJ's history. Your support will help us thrive as an independent organization, and allow us to produce even more groundbreaking investigations that have real global impact.
In the words of ICIJ's director, Gerard Ryle:
"At a time when autocrats, demagogues, criminals, dodgy businessmen, and other shady characters are seeking to enrich and empower themselves at the expense of society, it is more important than ever that journalists can remain the world's independent eyes and ears, and root out corruption and wrongdoing."
Your support empowers us to uphold these ideals and strive towards a more transparent society.
So thank you for your donations, for sharing our work, and for believing in a better way of doing journalism, in journalism that gets results. We couldn't do it without you!
To read more about the Omidyar Network's commitment to funding investigative journalism, about ICIJ's independence, and more about the latest prizes for the Panama Papers investigation, head over to our website: https://www.icij.org.
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
Supporting investigative journalism can have a real impact on your community and, in ICIJ's case in particular, on the global community. The Panama Papers helped shine a huge spotlight on a very dark and shadowy industry, and in doing so helped effect some major change.
Here’s a recap of some of the most significant findings:
-->The project exposed the offshore links of more than 140 politicians and their families, including 12 current or former world leaders.
-->Details in the Panama Papers revealed how offshore financial structures played a key part in corruption scandals in the world of international soccer, high-profile divorces and showed how major banks and financial institutions facilitated secretive flows of assets around the world.
-->The size of the project was unprecedented: ICIJ coordinated the work of more than 370 journalists as part of the original project (a number that has grown since then to more than 500), digging through 11.5 million files totalling 2.6 terabytes and covering 40 years of records on 214,000 offshore companies from inside the law firm Mossack Fonseca.
-->ICIJ’s partners credited our technology, data analysis and coordination work with making the investigation stronger. By publishing together, as a team, we brought international attention to an important story - and we showed it was possible for journalists to go beyond the traditional boundaries of competition and differences to work together for the sake of investigating issues of global significance.
By making a donation to ICIJ, you’re not only supporting our investigative work - your gift enables us to support better investigative journalism around the world, which helps reporters tell the stories that matter in your community, to give a voice to the voiceless, and to help effect positive change in society.
Catch up on the entire Panama Papers investigation at https://panamapapers.icij.org
And please keep liking, sharing and contributing to our work in whatever way you're able - your help means a lot to us!
Salute to the whole team of the journalist, courageously serving humanity & fighting against the corrupts in power fooling people for a long time. Surprisingly Zardari is not included in this list who is famous globally as" Mr. TEN PERCENT". More research is needed to locate his ill-gotten wealth amounting more than a billion dollars.
By leaking corruption under the cover of off-shore companies as Panama leak ICJ did a great job. As most of accused stepped down including British Prime Minister in developed nations but people in under developed world including Pakistan still stick on to the reins of power by claiming that this leak has no legal stand.I wish this leak should have a second part giving all the details of the accounts and holdings the accused have outside their countries...I wish you guys all success and salute you for the investigative work done by your team which atleast exposed all this corrupt ruling elite around the globe.