Bastian Obermayer

Bastian Obermayer (born 1977 in Rosenheim) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning German investigative journalist with the Munich-based newspaper ''Süddeutsche Zeitung'' (SZ) and the reporter who received the Panama Papers from an anonymous source as well as later on the Paradise Papers, together with his colleague Frederik Obermaier. Obermayer is also author of several books, among them the best selling account of the Panama Papers: ''The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money'', co-authored by his colleague Frederik Obermaier.

After the Knight-Wallace Fellowship in Ann Arbor, MI, Obermayer, in 2017, helped found the investigative non-profit newsroom "Forbidden Stories" and co-initiated with founder Laurent Richard the first project: The Daphne Project, dedicated to the killed Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Obermayer serves currently as Vice President of Forbidden Stories.

Obermayer studied politics, history, and American studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich as well as journalism at the Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich. Provided by Wikipedia
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