Tag Archives: investigative journalism

A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best

Bob believed deeply in journalism, both as a vital force for shaping the world and as a moral imperative.

War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

▶ Manufacturing a Narrative for War with Iran – Gareth Porter on Reality Asserts Itself

Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay about his new book “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare” Published on Mar 16, 2014 Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of five books, […]

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]

Journalist Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘Pathetic’ American Media | Common Dreams

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should ‘fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can’t control’    By Lisa O’Carroll  Published on Friday, September 27, 2013 The Guardian via CommonDreams.org Seymour Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. (Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis) […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Laura Poitras

Poitras is the reporter who along with Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald began breaking stories of bulk domestic and international NSA surveillance at the beginning of the summer. By Alexander Reed Kelly  Aug 18, 2013  truthdig.com Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking […]

Cora Currier> Child’s Death in Drone Strike Tests Obama’s Transparency Pledge

On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants, according to media reports. By Cora Currier   Posted on Jul 1, 2013  This article first appeared on ProPublica. truthdig.com It soon emerged that among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed […]

Glenn Greenwald> On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

When does “providing for the common defence” not “promote the general welfare”?* A new NSA data centre sits beyond a residential area in Bluffdale, Utah. It will be the largest of several interconnected data centres spread throughout the US. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage […]

TBIJ> Latest Casualty Estimates, Drone Strikes

Casualty Estimates   The Bureau of Investigative Journalism CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan 2004–2013 Total US strikes: 366 Obama strikes: 314  Total reported killed: 2,537-3,581 Civilians reported killed: 411-884 Children reported killed: 168-197 Total reported injured: 1,174-1,465   US Covert Action in Yemen 2002–2013 Confirmed US drone strikes: 43-53 Total reported killed: 228-328  Civilians reported killed: 12-45  Children reported killed: 2  Reported injured: 62-144 Possible extra […]

Covert Drone War> In Video: Naming the Dead

COVERT DRONE WAR In Video: Naming the Dead March 26th, 2013 | by Drones team | Bureau of Investigative Journalism   So far, our monitoring of CIA drone strikes has recorded at least 2,537 people reported to have been killed by strikes in Pakistan. But fewer than 20% of those killed have been named. Our new Naming the […]

Leonard Downie Jr.> Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk

Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk View Photo Gallery — Watergate scandal key players: Here are the most important figures from the biggest political scandal in American history. By Leonard Downie Jr., Published: June 7     Washington Post Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has […]

Glenn Greenwald> Dog-training the press corps

Dog-training the press corps Journalists who heap the most lavish praise on the White House are rewarded with the most valuable treats BY GLENN GREENWALD     April 30, 2012      Salon.com President Obama laughs at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington on Saturday. (Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing) David Ignatius, The Washington Post, December 26, 2010: […]

Video> Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war

Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war Submitted by sosadmin on Sun, 04/29/2012 – 12:50   Privacy SOS Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Yesterday advocates from all over the world met […]

Glenn Greenwald> Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers> NYT Response

Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers BY GLENN GREENWALD   February 6, 2012   Salon.com (updated below) The New York Times‘ Scott Shane reported this morning on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism study I wrote about yesterday, detailing that the U.S. drone program, as the NYT put it, “repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the […]

Video> Covert Drone War> Analysis: New rules in play as CIA drones return to Pakistan skies

Covert Drone War Analysis: New rules in play as CIA drones return to Pakistan skies January 10th, 2012 | by Chris Woods | Published in Covert Drone War, Views from the Bureau  of Investigative Journalism Drone War in Numbers Total reported killed: 2,380 – 3,007 Civilians reported killed: 391 – 780 Children reported killed: 175 Total reported injured: 1,174-1,261 Total strikes: 311 Obama […]

Tomgram> Nick Turse, Drone Disasters> The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of Wa

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Drone Disasters Posted by Nick Turse at 9:00pm, January 15, 2012.   Tom Dispatch After almost two months in abeyance and the (possibly temporary) loss of Shamsi Air Base for its air war, the CIA is again cranking up its drone operations in the Pakistani tribal borderlands.  The first two attacks of 2012 were launched within 48 hours […]