The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Bastian Obermayer

Bastian Obermayer is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and the head of the investigative department of Süddeutsche Zeitung. With his partner in crime Frederik Obermaier he received the Panama Papers leak. After seven years at Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Obermayer joined the investigative team in 2011 and worked on projects like Lux-Leaks, Offshore-Leaks and Swiss leaks. His latest work – the publication of the Strache-Video – brought down the Austrian government in May 2019. Obermayer has received numerous national and international awards for his work, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the George-Polk-Award, the Henri Nannen Prize, the Theodor Wolff Prize and the German Reporter Award. He is the author of a number of books, most notably, again with Obermaier, the international bestseller Panama Papers.


Summer Conference Event
 — Screening

The Panama Papers: Screening + Q&A with Bastian Obermayer and Simon Bowers

The biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story. This documentary from Alex Winter charts the story of this huge cross-border collaboration, from first contact with the source to the coordinated international publication.