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"From the Ted Talk by Gerard Ryle: How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history"

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We chose our media partners based on trust that had been built up through ________ smaller collaborations and also from leads that jumped out from the _________. Over the next few months, my _____ nonprofit organization of less than 20 people was joined by more than 350 other reporters from 25 ________ ______. The biggest information leak in history had now spawned the biggest journalism collaboration in history: 376 sets of native eyes doing what journalists normally never do, _______ shoulder to shoulder, sharing information, but telling no one. For it became clear at this point that in order to make the _______ kind of noise, we first needed the biggest kind of silence.

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Original Text

We chose our media partners based on trust that had been built up through previous smaller collaborations and also from leads that jumped out from the documents. Over the next few months, my small nonprofit organization of less than 20 people was joined by more than 350 other reporters from 25 language groups. The biggest information leak in history had now spawned the biggest journalism collaboration in history: 376 sets of native eyes doing what journalists normally never do, working shoulder to shoulder, sharing information, but telling no one. For it became clear at this point that in order to make the biggest kind of noise, we first needed the biggest kind of silence.

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john doe 4
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prime minister 3
offshore company 3

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