Published — August 25, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Global Muckraking


The BBC program, Panorama, investigates a torture camp run by Zimbabwe’s security forces near the country’s Marange diamond mines, which by some estimates hold a fifth of the world’s diamond deposits.

The Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, found that property confiscated from individuals associated with the illegal drug trade and the Colombian mafia had ended up in the hands of associates of officials in the National Narcotics Agency.

An investigation by Bloomberg Markets finds that Western spy equipment has been used routinely by Bahrain and other authoritarian regimes to intercept private computer communications and facilitate the arrests of human rights activists and political dissidents. Here is the story by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

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