[Podcast] Pandora Papers: How open company data enabled the investigation

The revelations of the Pandora Papers, one of the biggest journalism investigations, can’t have escaped your attention recently. 

Whilst the findings of the investigation are well-documented, this podcast covers the enabling role open company data plays in investigative reporting.

Two exciting guest speakers who were at the core of the International Consortium of Investigative Reporters’ (ICIJ) Pandora Papers investigation join Rebecca Lee, our Chief Impact Officer, to discuss the role of open company data, including data from OpenCorporates, in their work.

Knowledge graphs: Creating insights about companies OpenCorporates Podcasts

Knowledge graphs are increasingly being used to help their users better understand the companies they’re dealing with.  In this episode, we discuss the role of data in powering knowledge graphs and how they can reveal insights about companies. Topics Business challenges knowledge graphs can help solve How knowledge graphs help create insights about companies Key ingredients needed for a knowledge graph to be effective – including quality data Practical example: How Google’s Enterprise Knowledge Graph adds intelligence to users’ document processing Speakers Lewis Liu, Product Manager, Google Cloud AI Shanti Salas, Vice President, OpenCorporates (Moderator)
  1. Knowledge graphs: Creating insights about companies
  2. Pandora Papers: A wake up call?
  3. Pandora Papers: How open company data enabled the investigation
  4. Transparent company data & investigations

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Topics:

  • How company data, including data from OpenCorporates, helped support ICIJ’s Pandora Papers investigation

  • Challenges of accessing the company data needed for investigative reporting from official registries

  • Global state of access to company data, and changes our guest speakers would like to see to aid public benefit causes such as investigative reporting

  • Advice from our guest speakers for any journalists who want to start using company data in their investigations

Guest speakers:

  • Emilia Díaz-Struck, Research Editor, ICIJ

  • Delphine Reuter, Data Journalist & Researcher, ICIJ

Length:

22 minutes 

In case you missed it…

OpenCorporates recently published a response piece, where we outline why the Pandora Papers ought to act as a wake up call – highlighting (yet again) the need for open company data as a vital ingredient of corporate transparency and for society and business to push for the reforms needed to create meaningful change.
Read blog here >

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