Behind the Headlines
Victoria Eugenia Antzokia Sunday, 03 April 2022 / 19:00 5 € Tickets

Accountability journalism: current status

Germany. Direction: Daniel Andreas Sager. Production: Marc Bauder / bauderfilm, ZDF "Das Kleine Fernsehspiel". Screenplay: Marc Bauder, Daniel Andreas Sager. Photography: Börres Weiffenbach, Daniel Andreas. Music: Hannah von Hübbenet, John Gürtler. Edition: Hannes Bruun. Running time: 88 min.

LANGUAGE: English, German / SUBTITLES: Spanish, English

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

The important part they played in exposing the Panama Papers earned the investigative journalists at the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper international fame and a Pulitzer prize. Two years later they continue to tackle new challenges: the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and a mysterious arms dealer linked to the Iranian nuclear missile programme. A secret video is also leaked to them, uncovering a corruption scandal involving the Austrian Vice Chancellor.

For the first time, the prestigious daily newspaper opens the door to its famous investigative department, where the journalists must make practical, ethical and legal decisions as they go about their work. Is the information they receive real? Or are the political powers manipulating them? How can they protect their sources?

TALK: Ana Tudela (One of the founders of Datadista and specializes in economics and research journalism), Joaquín Castellón (LaSexta investigative journalist and ICIJ member)