The Malcolm Forbes Award

Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital

AWARD DATE: 2016

AWARD NAME: 13 The Malcolm Forbes Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners.

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners

AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash”

AWARD SPONSOR: Forbes Magazine

Using documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm, this highly innovative global coalition of news organizations shocked the world with detailed accounts of how political and business elites, arms dealers and others hid their wealth in secretive webs of more than 200,000 offshore banking entities. More than 400 journalists from nearly 80 countries took part in the remarkably complex project. The sheer scale of the project, lasting over a period of years, surpassed the best efforts of any single news organization.

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Citation Recipient: Rob Barry, Christopher S. Stewart, Mark Maremont, Margaret Coker and Benoit Faucon
Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal
Honored Work: “Accounting For Terror”
 
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