The Panama Papers: Expanding the Divide

The Panama Papers: Expanding the Divide
To put things in perspective, the Panama Papers contain 46 times as much data as WikiLeaks. After receiving the documents, Zeitung contacted Gerard Ryle, the investigative journalist in charge of the ICIJ, and an international collaboration on the …
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The Way of the Hacker
And that's what we've seen over the last two or so weeks – the gradual organization of the silent majority to resist a new type of tyranny, a new type of privatized censorship, a new type of Digital McCarthyism that is being pushed from Washington.”.
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The PM can't escape scrutiny
… come to and are living in the post-WikiLeaks/Snowden times when some of the most secret massive data has been revealed through an obliging media that rewrote the parameters of access to information amid collapsing walls of secrecy and censorship.
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Behind the Panama Papers

Der SPIEGEL
WikiLeaks Germany

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Der Spiegel (lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe’s largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million.
Der Spiegel is similar in style and layout to American news magazines such as Time or Newsweek. In terms of the breadth and amount of detail in its articles it is comparable to The Atlantic Monthly. It is known in Germany for its distinctive, academic writing style and its large volume—a standard issue may run 200 pages or more. Typically, it has a content to advertising ratio of 2:1.

Der Spiegel has a distinctive reputation for revealing political misconduct and scandals. It merited recognition for this as early as 1950, when the federal parliament launched an inquiry into Spiegel’s accusations that bribed members of parliament had promoted Bonn over Frankfurt as the seat of West Germany’s government.
During the Spiegel scandal in 1962, which followed the release of a report about the possibly low state of readiness of the German armed forces, minister of defence and conservative figurehead Franz Josef Strauß had Der Spiegel investigated. In the course of this investigation, the editorial offices were raided by police while Rudolf Augstein and other Der Spiegel editors were arrested on charges of treason. Despite a lack of sufficient authority, Strauß even went after the article’s author, Conrad Ahlers, who was consequently arrested in Spain where he was on holiday. When the legal case collapsed, the scandal led to a major shake-up in chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s cabinet and Strauß had to stand down. The affair was generally received as an attack on the freedom of the press. Since then, Der Spiegel has repeatedly played a significant role in revealing political grievances and misdeeds, including the Flick Affair.
The Spiegel scandal is now remembered for altering the political culture of post-war Germany and — with the first mass demonstrations and public protests — being a turning point from the old Obrigkeitsstaat (authoritarian state) to a modern democracy.
In 2010, the magazine supported WikiLeaks in publishing leaked materials from the United States State Department, along with The Guardian, The New York Times, El País, and Le Monde.
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Behind the Panama Papers
The secrets of diplomacy of the first world power, in the case of the "Cablegate" Wikileaks. The massive … Finally arrived Panama Papers revealed by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
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Clash of the Ignobles: The IMF, the European Commission and the Greek Bailout Saga
“It was a discussion that never got formally off the ground as Germany's finance minister vetoed all discussion on debt relief, debt swaps (which were my compromise proposal), indeed any significant change to the failed program.” As Varoufakis rather …
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Bundestag Inquiry into BND and NSA
WikiLeaks transcript and synopsis of the 45th session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks synopsis of the 43rd session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks synopsis of the 41st session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks …
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Tanzania: Can 'Panama Papers' Help Govt Finally Nab Tax Evaders?
"If you censor more than 99 percent of the documents, you are engaged in 1 percent journalism by definition," WikiLeaks said in a tweet. According to … The Panama Papers comprise some 11.5 million documents leaked to Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung.
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Entrepreneur Experience: The final cut

Entrepreneur Experience: The final cut
The Entrepreneur Experience, an annual event that brings together emerging and seasoned company founders, will take place this Friday and Saturday in Cork. The concept is simple: a group of new entrepreneurs get to pick the brains of 31 experienced …
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Digitised Bank Payments – Their Struggle Saga with Friend FinTech
… proven in 100% confidence level that when it came to the crunch, many countries including Greece, Cyprus & Italy had no choice but to accept rescue terms that affected not only bank bondholders and shareholders – but many thousands of private …
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P2P Lender BorsadelCredito Receives € 1 Million Investment from P101
BorsadelCredito Buon 2016 Milan based BorsadelCredito has received a € 1 million investment from the venture capital group P1o1. BorsadelCredito is an online lender focused on providing access to capital for SMEs in Italy. The company was founded by …
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