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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 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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SEMANA Magazine explores illegal tracking of opposition party leaders, journalists and Supreme Court magistrates conducted by members of the Colombian president, Cosa de Narino's, team.
“The Working Families Party is an increasingly powerful third political party in New York which, due to quirky state election laws, is able to cross-endorse candidates and get involved in other parties’ primaries.” The question that everyone has been asking is how WFP (Working Families Party) finances its extensive operations. The first article reveals this very question. The WFP owned a secretive political consulting company, which uses the same resources as WFP and in apparent opposition to New York City’s campaign finance laws. The second article reveals that WFP not only has two arms, but there are in fact four arms. These four arms show the benefits received by WFP are of a political party, a non-profit, and a for-profit.
During World War II, General Sun Li-Jen was a general for China. He never lost a battle. He was awarded four Legion of Merit awards by the United States, and he received the Commander of the British Empire medal from King George VI. In 1955, however, Li-Jen was forced to resign, taking blame for his subordinate's spy case. After the resignation, he was under house arrest for 33 years. In the year 200, however, Taiwan's opposition party won the presidential election for the first time and the case was re-examined by the new government. This documentary investigates the case and the US' involvement in the events.
Wilson Quarterly looks at "the democracy industry" built on the American ideological commitment to advancing the democratic cause in the world. The report questions the practice of international corps of observers certifying election results in foreign lands, and finds that "outsiders sometimes do more harm than good." The author points to the example of the 1998 elections in Cambodia where the government denied opposition parties access to radio and television, and marred the election with violence. The story reveals that some foreign observers "failed to report these problems or blithely dismissed all signs of trouble." It also looks at "a subtler form of damage" that the democracy industry did in Indonesia in 1998 by stealing "the spotlight from local groups."
Tags: politics; promotion; National Endowment for Democracy; Carter Center; Asia Foundation; nongovernmental organizations; foreign policy; corruption; civil society; National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI); voting
Common Cause Magazine studies the impact of U.S. policy on Nicaragua; millions in U.S. funds went into Chamorro's election efforts, while parties that did not receive American funds suffered.