A semi-serious guide to the Panama Papers, in 10 things we learned so far.
We all know the story: on 3 April 2016, the data leaked from the database of the Panamanian law firm were published. Since then, it’s the news on everyone’s lips, and not a day goes by without new revelations being issued by the press.
We all know the numbers: 11.5 million documents, 2.6 Terabyte of data, 204.000 -company more, company less- business unveiled, it is so far the “biggest leak ever in journalism history,” as Eduard Snowden, who knows a thing or two about leaking data, described it in his tweet.
The information contained in the dossiers has already shaken several governments and obfuscated the images of politicians, businessmen, and sport and entertainment personalities alike.
More scoops have been promised for the early days of May, but here are 10 things we have learned so far about, or thanks to, the Panama Papers.