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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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Despite a U.S. embargo against Iran, hundreds of people and companies in the U.S. have been caught smuggling the goods to Iran. CBS shows how vast the underground smuggling network is and how smugglers are moving the weapons from the U.S. to Iran through third countries like Malaysia or Dubai.
This four-day series examines the impact upon Sonoma County from the "offshoring" of thousands of high-tech, high-income jobs over the past four years. Hundreds of interviews and data analysis revealed the impact upon individuals who lost their jobs, the county's falling wage base, the working conditions and wages overseas, and the tax benefits U.S. companies reap from moving operations to other countries.
CNN traces the roots of Al Qaeda to Southeast Asia, based on a terrorist plot that occurred in that region in 1995, which was a blueprint for what happened on September 11, 2001. With rare footage shot in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, hundreds of intelligence documents and access to top-level sources throughout the region, this documentary shows how Al Qaeda has grown in power and influence, spreading through the region, gathering followers and executing some of the world's most violent terrorist plots.
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CBS News 60 Minutes tells the story of Samatha Seramur, an American mother who's three children were being held in Saudi Arabia by their father. Since Saudi Arabia is a patriarchal society, "the ex-wives need the permission of the fathers to gain entry to the country, let alone have any other contact with their children." American mothers have been pleading with the United States government to help them get their children out of Saudi Arabia, but the U. S. State Department does little is anything to assist them. Seramur allowed 60 Minutes to videotape the rescue of her children while their father was on vacation in Malaysia. "The material is so compelling and wrenching because it illustrates what is at stake when families are torn apart in his manner and no one is willing to help them."
Series on 9-11 intelligence failures: The 9/11 terrorists the CIA should have caught (The hijackers we let escape); The informant who lived with the hijackers; The Saudi money trail; Charity and Terror
Newsweek investigates whether the CIA and FBI ignored critical clues that might have helped prevent the attacks. The first story looks at a case where the CIA tracked two suspected terrorists to an Al-Qaeda summit in Malaysia in 2000. These same two men later came to the U.S., lived in California and went on to hijack the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. The report questions why the CIA didn't do more to stop these men, based on the information they had. The second story reports although one FBI informant was the hijackers' roommate, intelligence agencies still failed to recognize the threat. The third story reveals how an Saudi student in the U.S., Omar Al-Bayoumi, provided critical assistance to the two hijackers. The fourth story reports on how Saudi-based Islamic charities have been used to fund terrorist organizations around the world.
MSNBC, in a joined effort with BBC, details the work of Operation Chameleon designed to catch animal traffickers and smugglers internationally. The report looks at the illegal network of Anson Wong from Malaysia, leader of the biggest ever known animal dealing and smuggling operation. Wong is currently awaiting sentencing in a Californian prison. The production also tells the story of Paul Sullivan who "has broken laws to protect reptiles from being poached and traded to extinction." The most stunning warning is that the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade of precious reptiles around the world has brought more than 71 species on the verge of extinction, and that "we are into the greatest extinction of historical times."