Frederik Obermaier

Frederik Obermaier is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter for the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading broadsheet. He is one of the two reporters first contacted by the anonymous source of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that prompted a global investigation involving hundreds of journalists. He also initiated the Paradise Papers-revelations. Obermaier is member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and co-author of the international bestseller “Panama Papers – Breaking the story of how the rich and powerful hide their money”.

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SOURCE PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Frederik Obermaier

 

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS?

A thicket of legislation in the UK and US aims to frustrate whistleblowers, and the digital era throws up whole new threats to their interests. What is the best way to protect whistleblowers, both before they make the decision to speak to a journalist and once the story is published?

Frederik Obermaier, Stéphanie Gibaud, Jesselyn Radack. Delphine Halgand. Chair: Julie Posetti.