Taras Zozulinskyy engaged in investigative journalism from 2009 onwards. His main subjects are corruption, bribery and crime in law enforcement. Taras prepared many investigations in newspapers and magazines, on the TV from 2013 onwards. In 2013, he became a finalist of the national contest for journalists “Honor profession” – for “The best material for the protection of human rights in Ukraine.” In 2015, he prepared a joined project about the smuggling of alcohol and cigarettes into Poland together with Polish journalists.
Taras Zozulinskyy was selected for the 2017 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Toyota and Mercedes for elected officials and civil servants VIP’
Bastian Obermayer is deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. Together with his colleague Frederik Obermaier he first broke the story of the Panama Papers and wrote the same-named book. Obermayer worked from 2005 until 2012 for the magazine of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, specializing in long form and investigations. In 2012, he moved to the newspaper itself and coordinated the work of the Offshore Leaks team of Süddeutsche Zeitung. He has received numerous national and international honors for his work, including, in 2017, the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting with the Panama Papers team.
Bastian Obermayer was selected for the 2017 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Panama Papers – The Secrets of Dirty Money’