Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

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Anya Schiffrin
The New Press, 2014 - History - 309 pages
Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world?

This groundbreaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning one hundred years and every continent. Carefully curated by prominent international journalists working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Global Muckraking includes Ken Saro-Wiwa’s defense of the Ogoni people in the Niger Δ Horacio Verbitsky's uncovering of the gruesome disappearance of political detainees in Argentina; Gareth Jones’s coverage of the Ukraine famine of 1932–33; missionary newspapers’ coverage of Chinese foot binding in the nineteenth century; Dwarkanath Ganguli’s exposé of the British "coolie" trade in nineteenth-century Assam, India; and many others.

Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, Global Muckraking is a sweeping introduction to international journalism that has galvanized the world’s attention. In an era when human rights are in the spotlight and the fate of newspapers hangs in the balance, here is both a riveting read and a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting.
 

Contents

introduction
1
LABOR ABUSES
15
1 ED Morel
17
2 BenjamIn Saldaña Rocca
22
3 Dwarkanath Ganguli
28
4 Henry Woodd Nevinson
33
5 Christian Parenti
40
6 Taufik Ulhadi and Usmandi Andeska
45
25 Destruction of The City of San Juan
155
26 Qian Gang
159
27 Liu Jianqiang and Cheng Gong
164
FOOD SHORTAGES AND FAMINE
169
28 Gareth Jones
171
29 Ian Stephens
177
30 Mike Muller
180
MILITARY AND POLICE
187

7 Alan Butterfield and Jim Nelson
49
8 Liu Zhiyi
54
9 E Benjamin Skinner
59
ANTICOLONIALISM
65
10 Fidel A Reyes
67
11 Albert Londres
71
12 Nguyen An NInh
77
13 A Prime Example of British Civilization
82
CORRUPTION
87
14 Liu Binyan
89
15 Pang Jiaoming
95
16 Janio De Freitas
101
17 Sheila Coronel
104
18 Khadija Ismayilova
110
OIL AND MINING
115
19 Ken SaroWiwa
117
20 Carlos Cardoso
122
21 Rafael Marques
127
22 Ken Silverstein
133
23 Lisa Girion
140
24 Tatiana Escárraga
147
THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS
153
31 Euclides Da Cunha
189
32 Benjamin Pogrund
194
33 Jacques Pauw
200
34 Horacio Verbitsky
205
35 Patricia Verdugo
211
38 Alma Guillermoprieto
229
RURAL LIFE
237
39 Robin Hyde
239
40 Palagummi Sainath
246
41 Anupam Mishra
255
42 Henry Nxumalo
260
43 Carlos Salinas Maldonado
266
WOMEN
269
44 Alicia Little
271
45 Mae Azango
276
46 Nafisa Shah
280
47 Elisabeth Wynhausen
286
Acknowledgments
293
Permissions
295
Notes
297
About the Contributors
305
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Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She spent ten years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia. She lives in New York City.

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