For many journalists, Panama is the final destination. Thanks to its legislation and traditions, this country knows how to keep secrets. Although there are some limitations, it is possible to explore. The Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, an ICFJ led project in alliance with CONNECTAS, developed three useful tool kits for journalist searching records, commercial data and documents linked to companies and people established in Panama.
1) Access to Panama’s Public Register: this link will help you finding professional’s public registrations, property owners’ names, residential titles and company registers. It is a useful tool when you investigate about properties and titles granted to third parties. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE.
2) PanaData: this open software project gives journalists access to Panama’s public bids, companies public records, registered trademarks and Panama’s publicprosecutor’s office. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE.
3)Investigative Dashboard:This simple and friendly platform has a directory of 300 local databases in the world. You can also contact an expert that will help you through your research. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE.