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#PanamaPapers wins top honour at Data Journalism Awards

By Press Release

June 17, 2016

The work of more than 370 journalists, including those from PREMIUM TIMES, who collaborated on the Panama Papers project was honoured with the Investigation of the Year prize at the Data Journalism Awards in Vienna, Austria on Thursday.

The Panama Papers investigation was based on a 2.6 terabyte trove of data obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with ICIJ and a network of more than 100 media organizations, including Nigeria’s PREMIUM TIMES.

The leaked dataset of 11.5 million files from Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, exposed the inner workings of the secretive offshore financial system, and revealed hidden companies linked to politicians, criminals, sports stars and more.

Accepting the Investigation of the Year award on behalf of ICIJ, data journalist Cécile Schilis-Gallego, paid tribute to the global team of reporters and the source of the information.