“This honour is a testament to the enterprise and teamwork of our staff and our partners here in the United States and around the world,” said Gerard Ryle, ICIJ’s director, in a statement posted on the ICIJ website. “We’re honoured that the Pulitzer Board recognized the groundbreaking revelations and worldwide impact that the Panama Papers collaboration produced.”
The “Panama Papers” project involved collaboration of 100 media outlets with journalists in 80 countries who worked together to investigate 11.5 million files leaked from inside Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-headquartered law firm that specialized in building offshore companies.
The Pulitzers have been awarded since 1917. More than 2,500 entries were submitted for prizes in categories ranging from public service and breaking news to commentary, cartooning and photography.