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Venezuela's refugee exodus: The worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere

For close to two decades, Venezuela has been on a precipitous decline, suffering economically, freedoms being vanquished, and the rule of law spiraling into chaos.  56 countries, mostly from Europe and the West, now recognize democratic reformer Juan Guaidó as president – while the rest of the world still supports Venezuela’s dictator – Nicolás Maduro. The struggle for the future of this country; two visions, one democratic, the other kleptocratic has one distinct population group wedged in the middle – Venezuela’s refugees, including over 1 million children.  To discuss the situation of the only failed state in the Western Hemisphere, the Investigative Journal is joined by: Francisco Santos Calderón, Colombia Ambassador to the United States, from Washington DC., Brian Fincheltub, Embassy of Venezuela to the United States, Chief of Staff to Deputy Chief of Mission from New York City and Dr. Shelly Whitman, Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Executive Director from Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Venezuela’s refugee exodus: the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere

For close to two decades, Venezuela has been on a precipitous decline, suffering economically, freedoms being vanquished, and the rule of law spiraling into chaos.  56 countries, mostly from Europe and the West, now recognize democratic reformer … Watch Video →

Visual Investigations

Exclusive: Filmed behind bars ISIS fighter Mohamed Amrouni expresses ‘deep regret’

TIJ journalists interview Mohamed Amrouni, age 23, a captured Islamic State member jailed in Syria for the past year and a half. He shifts nervously in his plastic chair in front of a camera as he expresses “deep regret. ” Award-winning TIJ journalist Lindsey Snell produces a story about his radicalization in his home country Tunisia in 2013 until his capture and sheds light on the saga around the fate of thousands of Islamic State fighters locked up in Syria and Iraq as ISIS loses ground. Lindsey Snell knows his family in Tunisia and kept in touch with him online despite his assertions then that he ‘loves’ killing Kufars–nonbelievers and that he would kill Snell too.

Turkey’s Intelligence Agency Illegally Dispatched Arms to Syrian Jihadists

Abdullah Bozkurt, is a Turkish journalist for over 20 years, the president of the Stockholm Center for Freedom reveals a trove of secret documents that portray how Turkey illegally sent thousands of trucks loaded with heavy weapons and ammunition to jihadist groups fighting in Syria The loads were then transferred to tractor-trailer trucks at the secluded section of the capital’s airport, away from prying eyes. The trucks covered approximately 404 miles (650 kilometers) via the land route to deliver the arms to a pre-determined location near the border area, and from there was moved to destinations in Syria where waiting jihadist groups could use them.

The State of Qatar’s Hack of Democracies: A Global Cyber-crime Operation

Award-winning journalist and three-times best-selling author Richard Miniter exposes how in one of the largest state-sponsored computer hacks ever detected, Qatar’s proxies cyber-attacked more 1,400 high-status and ordinary citizens who were exercising their free-speech rights in democracies globally according to U.S. court filings, computer-forensic reports and expert testimonies.

The list also included: Sami Anan, Egypt’s former Chief of the General Staff of the Army; UAE diplomat Sheikh Maktoum Bin Bhutti al Maktoum; Saudi Arabian Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Kattan; American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach; and Kristin Wood, a former adviser at the CIA.

Public Interest Investigations

Wiretaps Expose Turkey’s Support of Terrorists Entering Syria

A review of hundreds of secret wiretap records obtained from confidential sources in the Turkish capital of Ankara reveals how the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has enabled ― and even facilitated ― the movement of foreign and Turkish militants across the Turkish border into Syria to fight …

The Systematic Silencing of Pakistani Journalists

Taha Siddiqui’s eye-opening investigation leaves no doubt that not toeing the government’s line in Pakistan can leave journalists languishing in jail with no fair trial, or possibly even being killed for simply doing their jobs. Siddiqui describes his harrowing abduction before his dramatic escape. His vivid storytelling about the dangers his colleagues face in Pakistan, the clampdown on social media voices opposing the government, and the extent the military goes through to silence dissent is a testimony of his bravery and love for his country.

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