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  • NYT: Visual Investigations

    A new form of investigative journalism finds the culprits in death of Khashoggi, slaying of a Gaza medic, gassing of Syrians and killing of Nigerian protesters.
  • Hunting Boko Haram

    FRONTLINE investigates Nigeria's efforts to "Bring Back Our Girls" and fight Boko Haram.
  • Mission Investigate: The Swedish Nazis

    In December 2013 36-year-old Fidel Ugo from Nigeria got stabbed in a Stockholm suburb by a group of Nazis, and he almost blead to death. The police investigation into the knife attack was soon discontinued and no one was charged for this obvious hate crime. When the reporters of SVT's current affairs magazine Mission Investigate starts scrutinizing the case they soon identify the perpetrators as members of a nazi organisation called The Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR). The reportage has been called the most important in Mission Investigate's history and gained enormous attention when aired in Sweden in April 2014. The police was heavily criticized for its shoddy investigation, but after the reportage was broadcast the case was reopened again. Three members of SMR are now suspected of attempted murder and they face up to 8 years in prison.
  • The Congressman, the Safari King, and the Woman Who Tried to Look Like a Cat

    The specific focus of this series was the International Conservation Caucus Foundation and the lawmakers, polluting corporations, and environmental groups who benefit from it. The political genius of the foundation is that it has allowed ICCF member companies such as ExxonMobil to greenwash their reputations by funding ICCF member nonprofits, such as the Nature Conservancy. Meanwhile, corporate and nonprofit contributions to the foundation paid for "educational" lunches, dinners, galas and junkets, giving foundation members access to grateful members of Congress. These events -- and the foundation itself -- make a conscious effort to avoid discussing politically contentious topics like climate change, arguably the biggest conservation challenge of our time. The ICCF, which was founded by the former lobbyist of a Nigerian dictator who ordered the execution of nine nonviolent environmental protesters, is certainly notable in its own right. But what makes this series more important than a simple expose about a deeply conflicted foundation is that the ICCF is just one of many congressionally affiliated nonprofits that have popped up in part to skirt lobbying reforms instituted after the Jack Abramoff scandal. The most shocking thing about the ICCF and its ilk, according to government transparency advocates, is that most of what they are doing appears to be completely legal.
  • Air Scare

    This series includes the breaking news of a terrorist bomber and the advancement of the story by CBS News. The terrorist bomber failed to “fully detonate the deadly ingredients of a powerful bomb on board a flight headed to Detroit from Amsterdam”. The deadly ingredients of the bomb were undetected by security screening in Amsterdam and he had an active visa through June 2010.
  • To Catch a Con Man

    Examining Internet crimes, NBC found that "advance-fee" scams "were actually pulling in more American victims than ever." However, local and foreign law enforcement was doing little to successfully "find and prosecute the perpetrators."
  • A Tank of Gas, A World of Trouble

    By tracking gasoline and oil from around the world to a single gas station in the United States, the Tribune tells the story of how Americans have become addicted to oil "at a time when the world's crude production appears to be tipping into historic decline." The Tribune examines the oil fields of Venezuela, Nigeria, Iraq and elsewhere, revealing "how America's gas addiction binds us to some of the most fragile and hostile corners of the planet."
  • Mugus and Masters

    The United States and Europe are the target of multi-billion dollar a year internet scams based in Nigeria, known as Mugus and Masters. The thousands of young men involves in Nigeria believe themselves to be the masters to the rich, while the rest are the mugus.
  • On the Hunt

    Dateline tracked Nigerian email scams that have proliferated over the last few years. Although the fraud involves many pseudonyms, anonymous email accounts and untraceable cell phones, the Dateline correspondents were able to use the scammers own tactics to track them down.
  • The death of state inmate Ifeanyi A. Iko

    "Ifeanyi A. Iko, a 51-year-old Nigerian immigrant, was found dead in his cell on April 30 at Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Maryland. The authorities have refused to disclose nearly any information about his death, citing an internal investigation and an ongoing review by the FBI. But two Sun reporters followed up on his death, interviewed inmate witnesses by phone and by correspondence, obtained copes of policies and procedures through information requests, and developed a comparison of how Iko should've been treated vs. how he was really treated by correctional officers."