Supporting independent investigative journalism

Paper trail media is proud to partner with some of the premier media outlets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as the world's foremost collaborative networks. We assemble a team of award-winning reporters, data journalists, and editors to hold the rich and the powerful accountable. If you are considering supporting us, you have several options.



Subscriptions to newspapers and magazines play a vital role in funding journalism. When you subscribe to our media partners, you are directly supporting the work at paper trail media


Paper trail media frequently collaborates with some of the top journalistic networks and non-profit-newsrooms. Their utterly important and at the same time often as groundbreaking as dangerous work is funded by the generiosity of readers. Your donations assist in financing international collaborations such as the #Panama Papers, the #PegasusProject or the #SuisseSecrets.


Source protection is paper trail media's highest priority. If you wish to leak information of public interest to us, please, bear in mind: Communication via telephone or email is probably not secure enough, especially if you would like to send us sensitive information or if you are contacting us from an authoritarian country. Before reaching outh, weigh the advantages and disadvantages ,of various communication tools and methods and follow some basic rules. Find more information here.