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#PanamaPapers: Hackathon

2 May, 2016

Hackers, investigative journalists, activists and open data fans,

We need you!

The Panama Papers leak on April 3rd was the largest data dump in history, revealing some of the dodgy deals and corrupt practices of rich and the powerful. From the oil company which used Mossack Fonseca’s services to avoid paying $400 million dollars in tax to Uganda, to the Azerbaijani President’s extensive control over the country’s mining assets, the leak has shed light on the darker side of secrecy.

The impact has been explosive – Prime Ministers have resigned and a global crackdown on secret company ownership has begun.

On Monday May the 9th at 20.00 CET the ICIJ will make the data behind these stories available to the public for the first time.

But the database is vast. That’s why we at Transparency International need you!

Help us look through the data and structure it in a way that it can make sense to anti-corruption activists and civil society organisations around the world. Tech tools and open data sets will be the key to unlocking the Panama Papers.

On Tuesday May 10th from 10:00 to 18:00 we will be running a hackathon @ Mundo J, Rue de l’industrie 10, Brussels.

Sandwiches, stickers and coffee will be on hand.

Please register with Alex Johnson at

Come join the hack!


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