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  • Democracy Now! Special: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony

    Democracy Now! breaks a multiyear media blockade on occupied Western Sahara imposed by the Kingdom of Morocco, documenting the brutality of an occupation inside Africa’s last colony.
  • The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater

    The historic agreement reached in Paris in December that will curb carbon emissions is heartening, but oil isn’t the only resource being pumped out of the ground at an alarming rate—with catastrophic consequences for the planet. In an eye-opening series for USA Today, The Desert Sun of Palm Springs, CA, and other Gannett newspapers, Pulitzer Center grantees Ian James and Steve Elfers investigate the consequences of groundwater depletion, an overlooked global crisis. “Groundwater is disappearing beneath cornfields in Kansas, rice paddies in India, asparagus farms in Peru and orange groves in Morocco,” writes Ian. “As these critical water reserves are pumped beyond their limits, the threats are mounting for people who depend on aquifers to supply agriculture, sustain economies and provide drinking water. In some areas, fields have already turned to dust and farmers are struggling.” Climate change will only exacerbate the crisis, yet few seem to be taking this existential threat seriously. “Even as satellite measurements have revealed the problem’s severity on a global scale, many regions have failed to adequately address the problem,” says Ian. “Aquifers largely remain unmanaged and unregulated, and water that seeped underground over tens of thousands of years is being gradually used up.”
  • Scott Rothstein coverage by Bob Norman

    Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein over the past few years began amassing fortunes, sweeping the political scene, and donating large sums to charities. New Times reporter Bob Norman broke the story on Rothstein's rise to affluence which was funded by a $1 billion Ponzi scheme. Norman was the first journalist to question Rothstein's legitimacy, and his continued coverage of the Rothstein case broke additional developments. Two months later Rothstein fled to Morocco on a private jet.
  • Bugs on the Border

    The Department of Homeland Security's screening for foreign nationals entering the U.S. was crippled for about five hours due to a computer security failure. However, they claimed that the problem was a result of glitches, not a virus although a Morocco-born computer worm had actually been the cause of the computer failure. It entered the system when government administrators had delayed installing a security patch. “The stories provided a concrete example of the management issues and technical problems surrounding US-VISIT – a lynchpin of the United States’ border protection efforts.”
  • The Broken Promise

    TV-4 investigated the use of the N379P airplane and found that it is used to carry suspected terrorists to Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, etc, where they are brutally interrogated. They also uncovered that Sweden has secretly been part of the "extraordinary rendition" operation, which tortures and interrogates "suspects" even though some are eventually freed and cleared of all charges.
  • Us deportations to Muslim nations soar

    In the year after Sept. 11, the US government increased the deportation of people from Muslim nations, as it eased up on illegal immigrants from Mexico and other countries. The largest percentage increases in deportations last year were for citizens in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. Deportations to Mexico fell 24 percent.
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    Cox Newspapers runs series on child exploitation in global workplaces; reporters go around the world to look at relationship between poverty and child labor, finding some western companies indirectly profit from child labor, June 21-27, 1987.
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    Regardie's publishes article by a reporter who goes on a public relations junket sponsored by Gray and Company, a prestigious Washington public relations firm, to Morocco; the affair was so poorly organized that the subsequent bad press led to the firm losing its Moroccan account, July 1986.