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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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The story investigated the charge that ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor used blood diamonds to pay for weapons in the way against the neighboring nation of Sierra Leone. The story ultimately forced fashion model Naomi Campbell to testify at Taylor's trial for receiving diamonds from Taylor during a visit to Nelson Mandela's home.
Anand Kilari self proclaims to be one of the largest Christian ministers in the world. He has ties to "right-wing movers and shakers" as well as claiming "to have counseled despots like Charles Taylor and Saddam Hussein." However the focus of his ministryâ€™s finances has seemingly gone into his plane. "In fact, if you scrape the surface, you will discover that Kilari has spent the last 25 years pretending to be a big shot- and fooling most people most of the time."
There are several "high hazard" dams in Maryland which the state Department of the Environment considers unsafe and a threat to public safety. Some of these dams are in imminent danger of failing. A "high hazard" dam indicates that a collapse would cause loss of life and damage to residential, industrial or agricultural areas, public utilities and infrastructure. The story detailed lax enforcement of rules and regulations when a dam owner is told by state inspectors to fix problems.
Last summer, the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone indicted Charles Taylor, then president of Liberiann fir crimes allegedly committed during the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone. It was only the second time a head of state had been indicted for international war crimes while in office. Prosecutors alleged Taylor was a central figure in a global criminal network that controlled rebels in Sierra Leone who committed murder, enslavement, rape and forced children into combat. American Radio Works journalists Deborah George and Michael Montgomery closely follow the work of investigators and prosecutors as they developed the cases against Taylor and other warlords. The Special Court was established last year in a treat between the UN and the Sierra Leone government and uses a mix of national and international law.
Lobbying efforts by the World Diamond Council has lead to significant changes in legislation that would attempt to keep conflict diamonds out of the world market. The Conflict Diamonds Act of 2001 was called a "trade lawyers dream" by Rep. Tony Hall, D-Ohio. Meanwhile guerillas and warlords continue to cash in on diamond profits.
Tags: diamonds; conflict diamonds; Revolutinary United Front; De Beers; World Diamond Council; Tony Hall; Conflict Diamonds Act; Frank Wolf; Cynthia McKinney; Charles Taylor; Lazare Kaplan International; Rough Controls
The New Yorker looks at the regime of Liberian President Charles Taylor? Critics say that corruption, misappropriation, ostentation, oversized security and self-aggrandizement have characterized his regime. But why are so many American liberal on his side?