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By Alex Morega, RCIJ/The Black Sea

The technology behind scouting through the largest leak in sports history

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In April 2016, the European Investigative Collaborations network of 12 major national news organisations received a dataset detailing shady business in football, and set about investigating the mass of rich contents.

This consisted of email inboxes, a bunch of PDF and Word documents, zip and r…

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Football Leaks is the largest leak in the history of sport - 1.9 Terabytes of information and a total of 18.6 million documents. Over 60 journalists in 12 countries are involved in the project, working for over seven months to reveal corruption among top officials, clubs, agents and players. The project also investigates those behind the scenes and the dirty deals that turn the beautiful game into an industry that extracts millions in cash.

We reveal how agents, intermediaries and club officials are perverting sporting ethics and tax …

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FOOTBALL LEAKS REVELATIONS: THE THIRD WEEK IN SUMMARY

Today we take a brake from reporting on Football Leaks, the largest leak in the history of sport - 1.9 Terabytes of information and a total of 18.6 million documents. Over 60 journalists in 12 countries worked for over seven months to reveal corruption among top officials, clubs, agents and players.

During the last weeks EIC published in 13 languages over 350 articles across Europe and still counting.

We revealed how agents, intermediaries and club officials are perverting sporting ethics and tax regulations to maximise their …

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Making a network – the European investigative collaborations (EIC)

By Stefan Candea

A sunny morning. Early September. Leipzig. Panic. The highly secure communication platform run by European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) was experiencing a nasty glitch.

I started typing a direct message to engage the user Stefano but a number of different other colleagues started to reply under his username.

Me: Are you Stefano?

Stefano: Hugo. Don't ask me how this is possible.

Stefano: Hey, woow wh…

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Football Leaks revelations: the second week in summary

Football Leaks is the largest leak in the history of sport - 1.9 Terabytes of information and a total of 18.6 million documents. Over 60 journalists in 12 countries are involved in the project, working for over seven months to reveal corruption among top officials, clubs, agents and players. The project also investigates those behind the scenes and the dirty deals that turn the beautiful game into an industry that extracts millions in cash.

We reveal how agents, intermediaries and club officials are perverting sporting ethics and tax …

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