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IRP Reporter Disputes Government’s Account Of ‘El Chapo’ Escape

Acclaimed Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez says she has obtained internal documents that dispute the Mexican government’s official account surrounding the notorious escape of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, including whether he really left through the tunnel found under his cell.

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J-School Students Report on Vaccine Backlash in Pakistan

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Under the direction of the IRP, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Alexander Mullaney (IRP Mark Felt Scholarship recipient) and Syeda Amna Hassan (J-School alum 2013) report on how a Pakistani doctor unwittingly fueled suspicions about efforts to fight polio, in this article for National Geographic. This is the second installment in a four-part series on polio.

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The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill

In an article for Mother Jones magazine, 2013-14 IRP Fellow Brian Joseph investigates how the financial incentives of private foster care agencies tasked with screening and monitoring foster parents contribute to the abuse and neglect of vulnerable children nationwide.

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Vaccinators Under the Gun in Pakistan

IRP Managing Editor Tim McGirk, with help from students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, investigates how volunteers fighting polio became the hunted in Pakistan in this piece for National Geographic. This is the first installment in a four-part series on polio.

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