In early 2015, an anonymous source began forwarding German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung encrypted files from a Panamanian law firm specializing in offshore companies. The trove of documents kept coming, and eventually numbered in the millions. Seeking help to analyze all the data, the Munich-based daily contacted a small investigative outfit in Washington that specializes in global investigations. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists quickly organized nearly 400 journalists across 80 countries to jump on the story.
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