Wednesday 15th May | 8:00 p.m. | Luna B
Discussion: Is investigative journalism possible today? after the screening of “The Panama Papers” by Alex Winter
In Polish and English
Panama Papers might be the biggest offshore tax evasion scandal in history. The Panama Papers exposes the background of the scandal, with Süddeutsche Zeitung journalists explaining how it all began. Is independent, socially engaged journalism still possible in our times as media outlets fight for survival on the market? OKO.press journalist Bartosz Kocejko is going to discuss these issues with Bastian Obermayer, head investigative reporter at Süddeutsche Zeitung and the protagonist of The Panama Papers. The OKO.press portal partnered with the festival’s Fourth Eye section on the role of engaged journalism.
Bartosz Kocejko – editor and journalist with OKO.press, literary translator, member of the Warsaw Revolutionary Choir “Warszawianka”. He writes about social policy, the labor market, and taxes.
Bastian Obermayer – the protagonist of The Panama Papers. Investigative reporter with the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work on exposing the Panama Papers scandal.