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The need for a new era of storytelling

By Maria Teresa Ronderos | Program Director for Independent Journalism, Open Society Foundations

Probably most people sort of knew off-shore havens were being used to hide taxable fortunes, to pillage national treasuries, or to receive bribes for sold consciences. However, when the Panama Papers stories connected names to bank accounts, and provided the hard evidence, everyone, from Beijing to Buenos Aires, wanted to read. A story with global impact: a reporter’s dream.

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Apply today to become MIF’s next development consultant

Media Impact Funders is a member-supported network of funders who seek to improve society through media and technology. As a catalyst connecting funders and media makers and encouraging their collaboration, we support the ever-growing field of media that matters.

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Highlights from our Documenting Impact discussion on “The Look of Silence”

The Look of Silence, is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror—a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken. Maybe the film is a monument to silence—a reminder that although we want to move on, look away and think of other things, nothing will make whole what has been broken.” —Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer

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