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  • OCCRP: A Murdered Journalist's Last Investigation

    In late February 2018, Jan Kuciak, a young Slovak investigative journalist, was murdered by a single bullet. His fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, was killed alongside him. Before his death, Kuciak had been working with OCCRP and his outlet, Aktuality.sk, on an in-depth investigation about the Italian ‘Ndrangheta, one of the world’s most powerful and fearsome criminal groups, and their infiltration into his country. After his death, a team of journalists worked to finish those investigations.
  • Almighty

    A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear-weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry.
  • Subversives

    "Subversives" reveals the FBI's covert operations at the University of California during the Cold War through the bureau's involvement with three iconic figures who clashed at Berkeley in the sixties: Governor Ronald Reagan; UC President Clark Kerr; and student leader Mario Savio. By tracing these narratives, "Subversives" tells a dramatic story of FBI illegal break-ins, infiltrations, planted news stories, poison pen letters, and secret detention lists.
  • Sony Hack

    Electronic infiltration has become the signature crime of the 21st century, and Fortune’s “Inside the Hack of the Century” tells the story of the most devastating attack to date: the cyberassault that brought Sony Pictures to its knees. Later attributed to the North Korean government, it spread terror not only throughout the movie industry, where theaters refused to show Sony’s The Interview for fear it would prompt reprisals from North Korea (which was furious that the movie depicted the assassination of its leader), but throughout corporate America.
  • Fake TV News

    This series investigates "the widespread, undisclosed and corporate-driven infiltration of sponsored public relations videos into television newscasts." Many of the more than 100 television stations which broadcast these videos often failed to independently gather their own material. Instead, they simply voiced over video sent by a PR company.
  • Military Outsourcing in Iraq (series)

    The author investigated the outsourcing of the Iraqi War by the US government. The reports covered the use of private contractors to train the Iraqi police force, the problems they encountered despite the positive spin from high ranking American military officials and presented a slide show of the training process, giving a visual indication of the difficulty faced by the trainers.
  • Terrorist Hunter

    This story is the memoir of a counter - terrorism expert. She has penetrated front groups of anti - American terrorist organizations operating in America. The book chronicled her escape from Iraq to Israel, her involvement in US intelligence gathering and her infiltration of various terrorist organizations.
  • The suburbs hidden scourge

    The Daily Herald examines the quiet infiltration of heroin and "club drugs" into Chicago's western and northwestern suburbs. Their investigation found that heroin and club drugs such as ecstasy and meth were responsible for the deaths of 13 suburban teens and young adults. Parents in many of the communities were unable to spot the drug usage before it was too late; while authorities are unable to stop the flow of drugs into the suburbs because the source of many of the drugs is unknown. The series deals with how teens and young adults by and get hooked on drugs as well as the effect it has on their families. The reporters also look into the efforts being made at stopping the drug influx and how teens are rehabilitated.
  • Battlements along the Ohio

    Louisville Magazine examines the Louisville Water Company's proposal to build a string of five-story wells along the scenic eastern shoreline, a proposal that promises to stir up a flood of opposition.
  • Inside Detroit's Mafia

    The Detroit Mafia, with the longest actively reigning mob boss in the country, has stayed ahead of the FBI for more than 30 years. Four months after 17 of the mob's hierarchy were indicted, the Free Press unraveled a slick casino deal in a tiny Nevada town that likely will be the cornerstone of the mob's undoing. The newspaper also uncovered the mob's infiltration of the Edgewater casino, connections that had been hidden for two decades, and revealed how the government's principal witness, a long-dead mobster from Toledo, will whisper his story form the grave. The second day revealed how the mob's reputed kingpins have operated shrewdly and discreetly through apparently legitimate businesses and real estate developments, making millions for their empire.