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Sand mafias silence ​journalists in India

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'

SAND MINING. Beaches in Tamil Nadu. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Mines' dirty secrets echo in 3 continents

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases.

CONTINUING THE STORIES. The journalists part of the Green Blood project meeting for the first time in Paris. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

No one has yet been held accountable for the murder of fisherman Carlos Maaz. Instead there has been a criminalization of both fishermen and journalists in El Estor.

EL ESTOR. This photo shows El Estor in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories.

Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM

In Tanzania, impoverished 'intruders' keep looking for gold at the risk of their lives, and reporters are punished and prevented from shedding light on environmental damage and other wrongdoing

WALLED MINE. The wall built around the North Mara Gold Mine to avoid 'intruders.' Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

The wRap Indonesia: Helicopter missing, scores dead in Turkey blast

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other top stories include the arrival of international aid to combat forest fires and a long term investment between Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL HELP. Malaysian aircrew members stand in front of the Bombardier 415 Superscooper aircraft as they arrive at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin airport in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia to help combat forest fires. Photo by EPA

Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia agree on developing world’s largest underground mining site

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:46 AM

The long term investment plan focuses on continuing operations of the Grasberg Mining Complex past 2021

LONG-TERM. The government of Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia agrees on long-term investment. Photo from Freeport Indonesia website.

MVP-led Philex to shut down coal mine

Sep 02, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Six months after declaring a suspension the Philex unit proceeds with closure of coal mining operations

Officer, 8 soldiers sacked over killings

Oct 19, 2012 - 11:29 AM

CORRECTED The Army relieves a company commander and 8 of his troops after an operation that killed two minors and their mother all from the B laan tribe

Photo by LRC-KSK-FOEI