The newest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (CEU) President and Rector, Shalini Randeria, features Dean Starkman, a fellow at the CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society and visiting lecturer at the School of Public Policy.
Starkman is senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIG), the consortium which published the Pandora Papers. He has won many awards for his writings on finance media in an age of digital disruption and is the author of "The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism".
The latest episode "Holding Power Accountable with Investigative Journalism" released on January 12, explores what the Pandora Papers reveal about wealth and the governance of a global financial system. What are the common strategies adopted by wealthy companies, individuals, and organizations to evade tax accountability? How have democracies across the world responded to the revelations of the Pandora Papers? And what models are available for publicly-oriented investigative journalism that can hold power accountable?
For each episode of Democracy in Question, Randeria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer and subscribe here.
Series three of Democracy in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where Randeria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one and two of the podcast.