Investigative reporting of corruption in Nigeria before Panama Papers appears to have given prominence to public procurement scandals majorly perpetrated by the executive arms of government.
- You have to leave your ego outside the door. We are all working together on this and no matter how big or small your news organisations are, said Marina Walker deputy director of ICIJ on my first meeting about the Panama Papers in Washington in May 2015 with around 20 other journalist. This was eleven months before the Panama Papers stories were published all over the world.
Would the Government like to know about mailbox companies and capital in tax havens? If so, they already have the key themselves.
- Jeg forklarte at Sør Afrika er et svært voldelig land. Men av en eller annen grunn går ikke skurkene etter journalistene, konkluderte jeg. Hvor feil jeg tok.