It’s a story of ‘Fall of Man’ and the prevailing of romanticism.
When English poet John Milton wrote his epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’, in 17th-century, he had never imagined how his thought of ‘justifying the ways of God to men’ would be degrading down from generation to generation in such a sad way.
But, it really did; indeed! The recent leak of ‘Paradise Papers’ actually gives enough strength and succor to his favorite idea of ‘fall of man’; and the ‘ways of God’ has been rebutted when journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed recently in a car bomb near her home in Malta. This courageous lady was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’ by the Politico website. She led the ‘Panama Papers’ investigation into corruption in Malta and she had to be stopped; because her writings had been exposing the vicious nexus between politics and underworld in Europe’s smallest member state.
From ‘Panama Papers’ to ‘Paradise Papers’, a cycle is now complete. But, it’s just a beginning of a new era of journalism – data journalism; where ethical hackers play significant roles to expose hidden lies. Hidden files!