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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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As we were researching the story, unconnected to us, a major political bribery scandal happened in biazrl. A new leader was elected in Argentina. The FBI began to incdit officials at FIFA, the organization that controls the world of professional scecor. The Panama Papers actually had unique insights into each one of these unfolding events. So you can imagine the pressure and the ego darams that could have ruined what we were trying to do. Any of one of these jnoltrsiaus, they could have broken the pact. But they didn't. And on April 3 this year, at exactly 8pm gramen time, we published simultaneously in 76 countries.

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As we were researching the story, unconnected to us, a major political bribery scandal happened in ______. A new leader was elected in Argentina. The FBI began to ______ officials at FIFA, the organization that controls the world of professional ______. The Panama Papers actually had unique insights into each one of these unfolding events. So you can imagine the pressure and the ego ______ that could have ruined what we were trying to do. Any of one of these ___________, they could have broken the pact. But they didn't. And on April 3 this year, at exactly 8pm ______ time, we published simultaneously in 76 countries.

Solution

  1. dramas
  2. soccer
  3. brazil
  4. journalists
  5. indict
  6. german

Original Text

As we were researching the story, unconnected to us, a major political bribery scandal happened in Brazil. A new leader was elected in Argentina. The FBI began to indict officials at FIFA, the organization that controls the world of professional soccer. The Panama Papers actually had unique insights into each one of these unfolding events. So you can imagine the pressure and the ego dramas that could have ruined what we were trying to do. Any of one of these journalists, they could have broken the pact. But they didn't. And on April 3 this year, at exactly 8pm German time, we published simultaneously in 76 countries.

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