Friday, November 23, 2007

Interesting: Russia Complicit in Litvenko Hit, Papers Say

Lawyers for slain Russian agent take case to European Court of ...
The Canadian Press -
In the week's before his death he had been investigating the murder of another Kremlin opponent, investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. ...
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Free Press: No Negative Reporting, Please

Russia: covering the elections without the reporting - USA
... a little over a year after Novaya Gazeta investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered (the paper's editor, Dmitry Muratov, just received the ...
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Journalists Attacked: 500 Killed, 85% Cases Unsolved

MEDIA: They Made Thrones Tremble
IPS - Italy
But the paper has paid a heavy price, most recently with the life of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The last award winner Gao Qinrong, ...
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Investigations: Bid-Rigging in World Bank Loan Affair

PCIJ : 4 China firms, RP contractor linked to World Bank loan mess
Four Chinese companies and a Filipino firm were involved in the controversial multi-million roads project rejected by the World Bank, according to an official document obtained by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Interesting: Investigative Journos Enlisted Against Domestic Violence

'Domestic violence cases going unreported'
Malawi's Daily Times - Malawi
BY JOEL PHIRI Programme director for The Story Workshop, Joke van Kampen, has said investigative journalism could be used to help reduce cases of ...
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Investigations: Shady Land Deals in China & "A Fake Reporter Bogeyman"

Watchdog journalism vs. shady land deals
By Joel Martinsen (
Liu Wanyong, the CYD investigative journalist who wrote this report, had a devil of a time getting answers from the government. In a sidebar article, he wrote about his experiences with officials in Jiaxian: ...
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The Biz: Reporting Corrupted by Cuts, Overwork

Reporter stands up news crisis
By Action(Action)
Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies has written a new book which demonstrates that reporting has become corrupted by cuts and overwork in the newspaper industry. He told an audience of around 300 at Saturday's Media ...
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Investigations: Women Behind Bars

Investigative Journalist, Silja Talvi, Reads at The Bottleneck Lounge
By Andrew Taylor(K and/or J)
The BottleNeck Lounge, in conjunction with ColorsNW Magazine, is pleased to present Seattle-based investigative journalist Silja Talvi on Sunday, Dec. 2 for an intimate reading followed by a celebration of the release of her ...
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Journalists: Frank McCulloch, 87, On Being a Journo

colorado voices Journalism's principles still strong
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
As an investigative journalist, mcculloch wrote about the mafia's political connections and other tough topics. As managing editor at the San Francisco ...
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Iraq: How Christian Right, Neocons Brought Down Bush

How the Neocon-Christian Right Alliance Brought Down the House of Bush
AlterNet - San Francisco,CA,USA
AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to investigative journalist Craig Unger in Washington, DC, here with Democracy Now! He is author of the new book The Fall of the ...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Biz: Steiger Pushed for ProPublica Story

Steiger pushed for story now funding ProPublica
By Chris Roush
Michael Calderone of Politico reports Tuesday that former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger pushed the paper to write a story last year about a foundation that is now funding an investigative journalism program, ...
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Books: "Administration of Torture"

Administration of Torture by Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh
By Guy La Roche
So, even when so much has already been said about the subject, I would highly recommend Administration of Torture, not only because it is a formidable example of investigative journalism, not only because it shows that torture is not by ...
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Book: Spy Death Mystery Revived

Investigative journalist launches book to solve spy death mystery - UK
by holdthefrontpage staff A magazine editor is launching a new book to investigate the true story of a spy who vanished in the 1950s. ...
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Journalists: Hersh Speaketh

Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh Shares War Secrets
New University Online - CA,USA
By Melissa Wells Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spoke at UC Irvine on Tuesday, Nov. 13 regarding his latest book, ...
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Investigations: Behind Reporters Without Borders

Media Watchdog as Democracy Manipulator
ZNet - Woods Hole,MA,USA
The last RSF reporter to be examined in this section is Saleem Samad, an investigative journalist who specializes in reporting on South Asian affairs. ...
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Journalists Attacked: Implicated in Mozambique's Cardoso Killing Dies

Chissano begins mourning period
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
... made headlines of his own in 2002 when he was sensationally accused of bankrolling the killing of Mozambican investigative journalist Carlos Cardoso. ...
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Journalists Attacked: Three Suspects in Politkovskaya Murder Remanded in Custody

Court remands in custody three suspects in Politkovskaya murder
RIA Novosti - Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, November 19 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court remanded in custody on Monday three suspects in the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna ...
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The Biz: BBC Journo on the Future of Journalism

The Future of Journalism
Harbus Online - Cambridge,MA,USA
How then can firms continue to pay for expensive foreign news bureaus, or even for expensive investigative journalism at home? The BBC, for example, ...
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Books: Holiday Gifts from Consortium News

Holiday Shopping That Aids Democracy
Consortium News - USA
..., which for the past dozen years has been producing important investigative journalism and making it available free on the Internet. ...
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The Biz: ProPublica Off the Ground

Putting their money into the right to know
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... human-rights and political causes, decided to support another troubled business: news reporting, specifically investigative journalism, which they fear ...
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Investigations: "Mess-o-potamia" News

From University of Michigan historian Juan Cole's excellent Mideast blog, Informed Consent, Nov. 19, 2007: "Iraqi Gov't Inaction Poses Grave Risks: US Officers." And this from Aug. 23, 2007: "Military Coup Planned for Iraq?"

Journalists Attacked: Silence on Killings in Philippines

SC chief bewails silence on killing of journalists - Philippines
The case Puno was referring to was the murder of investigative journalist Marlene Esperat, whose killers were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Cebu ...
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Investigations: PBS Looks at Sleazy Mortgage Practices

PBS' NOW and talking music & the war with Ruth
By Mikey Likes It!(Mikey Likes It!)
That is a half-hour, weekly show about investigative journalism. It takes a look at how investigative reports are broken and their impact when published. Community member Marci recommended it. In addition to airing in most TV markets, ...
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Intelligence: "Spy Blog" on UK Intel Breaches

Alex Allan is now Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee ...
By wtwu
Is reprinting details and copyright photos, for profit, from a personal website what "investigative journalism" consists of these days ? It seems that Alex Allan has now removed the alleged "security risk" personal address and telephone ...
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Journalists: Blackledge Speaks

Pulitzer winner to speak at WKU
Bowling Green Daily News - KY, United States
Brett Blackledge received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism and The Associated Press Managing Editors public service award for his ...
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