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  • Fatal Extraction

    Australia is a giant in African mining, but its vast, sometimes deadly footprint has never been examined – until now. Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. “Fatal Extraction” combines traditional investigative reporting with innovative mobile and web-native presentation to reveal deaths, injuries and allegations of labor abuse involving Australian mining companies operating in Africa.
  • Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor

    Evicted and Abandoned is a global investigation that reveals how the World Bank Group, the powerful development lender committed to ending poverty, has regularly failed to follow its own rules for protecting vulnerable populations. The Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists teamed with the Huffington Post, the GroundTruth Project, the Investigative Fund, the Guardian and more than 20 other news organizations to develop this series of stories. In all, more than 80 journalists from 21 countries worked together to document the bank’s lapses and show their consequences for people around the globe. The reporting team traveled to affected communities in more than a dozen countries – including indigenous hamlets in the Peruvian Andes, fishing settlements along India’s northwest coast and a war-scarred village in Kosovo’s coal-mining belt. http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/projects/worldbank-evicted-abandoned
  • Nation Institute (TomDispatch and The Intercept) coverage of the U.S. Military in Africa

    I wrote an untitled collection of articles for The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch.com and First Look Media’s The Intercept investigating the U.S. military’s extensive and largely secret operations on the African continent. Utilizing documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act and from a whistle blower as well as a plethora of open source material, I offered a rare glimpse of the actions of a very secretive military command. Along the way, I revealed covert U.S. drone bases used for targeted killing campaigns from Yemen and Somalia to Iraq and Syria; I exposed unreported drug use and criminal behavior by U.S. forces across Africa; and shined a light on a multitude of missions in which elite U.S. forces trained alongside members of African armies regularly cited by the State Department for human rights abuses; among many other revelations. (While The Intercept may not fit the definition of a small outlet, I generally work alone and receive only spare support beyond editing. And TomDispatch is a truly tiny outlet.) https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/target-africa/ https://theintercept.com/2015/10/21/stealth-expansion-of-secret-us-drone-base-in-africa/ https://theintercept.com/2016/02/10/where-to-invade-next-is-the-most-subversive-movie-michael-moore-has-ever-made/
  • CBS News: BLACK MARKET SYRIAN ANTIQUITIES

    In a six-month investigation, Clarissa Ward and investigative producer Jennifer Janisch penetrated the secretive black market trade of antiquities from Syria and Iraq, using hidden cameras to capture the first evidence of an authentic Roman mosaic stolen out of Syria, potentially worth six figures. https://vimeo.com/cbseveningnews/review/151447016/ebc8378177
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they are being armed and trained by the U.S.
  • The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland

    This book is the author's "account of a fifteen -year journey with the Kurds of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran, beginning in 1991 in refugee camps in the mountains and ending in 2005 n the corridors of power in the Green Zone in Iraq. It is an intimate portrayal of an independence-seeking people.."
  • The Lawless Sea

    This eight-month investigation unveiled the "tangled web of responsibility" behind the 2002 sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the coast of Spain and France. The investigation uncovered the various international stakeholders, including a U.S.- based inspection company, that failed to stop the faulty ship from launching. Ultimately, the investigation shows that, even though it was known that the ship was not seaworthy, the secrecy and lack of accountability surrounding the shipping industry allowed it to operate.
  • The Changing Face of Terrorism in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Around the World

    "The stories attempt to penetrate the terror networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan that are at the heart of plots aimed at causing havoc in Britain, the United States and elsewhere. Among the stories is an investigative piece that reveals how Osama bin Laden communicates with his inner circle, as well as the first account from Waziri tribesmen about the anti-terror crackdown on their fiercely autonomous region, considered the most likely hideout for bin Laden and his top deputy. There is also a story that outlines the top emerging terrorists in Pakistan, Afghanistan and around the world - people whose names are not yet known in the mainstream but who have been responsible for much of the bloodshed since Sept. 11."
  • The Best-Laid Plans To Bury the Czar Go Slightly Awry

    The Journal reports on the burial of the Russian Czar Nicholas II, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The burial has been on the "Kremlin's agenda for seven years.... For nearly 70 years, the Communists were practically mum on the czar's death."
  • Chinese women seek American husbands online

    A number of Chinese women are using Internet services to find husbands in America. This is partly fuelled by a desire for a better life and also by the rise in Internet usage in Chinese urban areas. These marriages have a low success rate which is often ignored by the marriage seekers themselves.