Pablo Duran Sr., a central figure in the IRP’s and Investigative Studio’s Frontline documentary Trafficked in America, has pleaded guilty to encouraging illegal entry of Guatemalan nationals, some of them minors, for financial gain. The IRP’s Daffodil Altan and reporter Catherine Trautwein report on the case for Frontline.
Elizaveta Osetinskaya, IRP Fellow and former editor in chief of Forbes Russia, writes an Op Ed on the current state of the magazine and the crucial role it plays in the relationship between the United States and Russia.
IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya’s weekly newsletter, The Bell, covers Russian expectations for the upcoming summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Although the Russian media and government officials are publicly hyping the event, unofficially most are pessimistic that anything substantive will be decided.
In the third story of his series about the death of 10-year-old Anthony Alvalos, IRP and Common Sense News reporter Garrett Therolf covers the charges against the boy’s mother and her boyfriend for the Los Angeles Times.
In the wake of a shooting that left five staffers dead at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, IRP Director John Temple writes for The Atlantic about the important role local newspapers play in reporting on their communities.
In the second story in a three-part series about the death of Anthony Avalos, IRP and Common Sense News reporter Garrett Therolf examines the case of a 10-year-old who suffered extensive abuse before his death on June 20.
IRP and Common Sense News reporter Garrett Therolf’s story in the Los Angeles Times explores the death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos from head injuries. The boy was never removed from his home despite years of severe abuse allegations against family members by teachers, a counselor, school administrators and relatives.
A story in “The Bell,” published by IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya, details how a November 2017 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir paved the way for gold mining in the Sudan by Russian companies. Evgeny Prigozhin, a businessman connected with Putin whose companies include private security firm the Wagner Group, is a prime beneficiary of these concessions.
A Pacific Standard analysis by former IRP fellow Antonia Juhasz, finds the oil and gas industry to be among the tax bill’s greatest financial beneficiaries. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is reported to provide a total of $25 billion in direct one-time benefits to 17 oil and gas companies.
After interference in the U.S. elections, the West considers Russia to be a serious cyberforce. But can Russia really ban major foreign internet services, à la China? A failed attempt to shut down instant-messenger service Telegram suggests the answer may be “no,” reports The Bell, founded by IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya.
The Bell, founded by IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya, was the first to interview Vladimir Uglev, one of the developers of the nerve agent, “Novichok”, which was used to poison former Rusian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in the United Kingdom.
Former IRP Fellow Antonia Juhasz explores how her father’s native Hungary dealt with mementos and statues from the Soviet era after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s. She discusses what lessons may be learned as Americans begin removing Confederate monuments from public spaces.
In this op-ed piece in The Moscow Times, IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya explores the trends that are shaping the Russian media landscape in 2018.
The Bell’s story linking a Russian treason case against top cyber-crime fighters to American election hacking has been picked up by MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. The Bell was founded and is edited by IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya.
IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya’s independent Russian media outlet, The Bell, reports that Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections is at the heart of a secretive treason case against a former FSB official and three of his alleged accomplices arrested last year.