The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Koch Industries" ...
In a four-continent investigation involving 16 reporters, Bloomberg Business News unearthed a multi-decade pattern of crimes and misdeeds by Koch Industries, the company run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Using never-before-published internal documents and on-the-record interviews with former employees, the article reveals that Koch Industries paid bribes to win contracts in Africa, India, and the Middle East.
The investigation finds that a global network of industry groups has spent nearly $100 million to keep asbestos on the market. Public health authorities say this campaign is helping create new epidemics of asbestos-related disease in countries around the world.
The global investigation finds that a network of industry groups spent nearly $100 million in public and private money to keep asbestos on the market. The disease-causing fiber is creating epidemics in countries such as China and India and it is estimated it will lead to the deaths of five to ten million people by 2030.
This investigation is basically a comprehensive examination of the political influence of the international oil industry. The Center for Public Integrity found that "Big Oil" has spent more than $440 million in the past 6 years on politicians and lobbyists in Washington. Oil companies from Indonesia, Venezuela, and the OPEC countries, among others, spent millions to enlist such Washington insiders as Bob Dole to protect their interests with the US government.
Tags: Energy; Oil; Gas; Koch Industries; OPEC; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; World Bank; Venezuela; Indonesia; CAR; campaign contributions; lobbyists; National Petroleum Council; ExxonMobil; ChevronTexaco; Justice Department
ABC News captured on camera the backroom lobbying and partying that is often talked about but rarely videotaped at the political conventions. ABC caught influential politicians taking free rides on corporate jets, deep sea fishing and golfing with the industry lobbyists they are supposed to regulate, and saw them give the wealthiest contributors special access. (August 9 - 29, 1996)
An expose of the alliance between national journalists who cover the media and entertainment industries and the most powerful figure in Hollywood, Michael Ovitz, the former talent agent who now, as second in charge at the Walt Disney Companies, oversees ABC News, as well as magazines and newspapers around the country. The investigation reveals how journalists covering Ovitz for the nation's largest organizations routinely censor and slant their coverage of Ovitz, and companies he favors to advance their own careers. (Nov./Dec. 1995)