The largest-ever collaboration of its kind saw 400 journalists in 100 countries around the world working together to fulfill one of the core tasks of independent journalism: investigation.
“An internationally coordinated action forces states to react,” said Wolfgang Krach, Editor-in-Chief of Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), at the annual World News Media Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, last week. “Nobody would have known about it. This business has been going on for decades. There were so many meetings from politicians saying they had to change it, but nothing happened,” Krach said.