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How ICIJ cracked the Panama and the Paradise Papers by Mar Cabra at Big Data Spain 2017


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Leaked data is getting to journalists at a massive scale and they're too, using technology and big data techniques to expose wrongdoing and corruption, like in the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations.

Big Data Spain 2017
November 16th - 17th Kinépolis Madrid

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How ICIJ cracked the Panama and the Paradise Papers by Mar Cabra at Big Data Spain 2017

  1. 1. We got lucky! Thanks to tech Photo: 8ShroomFairy8
  2. 2. Rigoberto Carvajal Emilia Díaz-Struck Cécile Schilis-Gallego Matthew Caruana Galizia Miguel Fiandor THE “PAPERS DATA SUPERHEROES” Jorge González Julien Martin Pierre Romera Manuel Villa Mar Cabra
  3. 3. queue AWS machines extracting text from files with Ubuntu + Tesseract + Extract index
  4. 4. The “Watergate-type reporter” Investigated the President (Paraguay) The developer Knows all about data (France) Skills Needs
  5. 5. Investigative social networking
  6. 6. Radical sharing
  7. 7. +400 journalists
  8. 8. Investigative e-discovery
  9. 9. 4 journalists, 7 ½ years of their life
  10. 10. Investigative graphs
  11. 11. Interactive link
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  13. 13. It’s not even the tip of the iceberg Photo: Ben O’Bryan
  14. 14. TO DO ● Entity extraction ● Email pattern analysis ● Content & data mining ● Other leaks in data silos ● Machine learning ● Matches with other document collections ● Alerts with real time news ● Investigative recommendations ● ...
  15. 15. Photo: jessica Let’s stop playing bingo! Mar Cabra International Consortium of Investigative Journalists