We are the journalists behind the biggest investigation of financial secrecy ever, the Pandora Papers. Ask us anything!
Hi Reddit, it's the reporting team from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) here. We're the crew behind some of the biggest global investigations in journalism, including the Panama Papers and FinCEN Files. Last week we published our latest - and largest - investigation to date: the Pandora Papers.
Based on a leak of more than 11.9 million files, it exposed the offshore holdings of hundreds of politicians, as well as criminals, celebrities and the uber rich. We worked with more than 600 journalists from 150 media outlets on this investigation (our biggest ever!), including The Washington Post (/u/washingtonpost), BBC, and more.
ICIJ has been investigating tax havens and financial secrecy for a decade now, working on massive leaked datasets with teams of hundreds of journalists at a time. Today we're also lucky to have with us our colleagues from The Washington Post who co-reported our Pandora Papers stories.
Joining today's AMA — From /u/ICIJ we have reporters Scilla Alecci and Will Fitzgibbon and data and research gurus Emilia Díaz-Struck and Augie Armendariz (with an occasional assist from the digital team, Hamish Boland-Rudder and Asraa Mustufa). From /u/washingtonpost we have reporters Debbie Cenziper and Greg Miller.
Here's our proof: https://twitter.com/ICIJorg/status/1447966578293813251
We'll be answering live from 2pm until 3pm.
Ask us anything!
Edit, 3.20pm EDT: We're wrapping up now, but wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for jumping in and asking so many great questions. Sorry we couldn't answer them all! We'll have an FAQ over at ICIJ.org later this week, and will try to make sure to include some of your questions in there. Thanks for following!