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 "international competitions" ...
The story shows that investigations for fraud in public job competitions have been carried out in every Brazilian state. Required to join municipal, state and federal institutions, the competitions should be meant to choose the best applicants. However, only those appointed by politicians, and people who pay for a given position, are approved. Making use of a hidden camera, the reporter caught off-guard seven companies that fraud competitions and still approve only applicants appointed by mayors and other officials. Some sell the positions directly to the applicants.
Reischel investigated Florida Atlantic University professor Tom Shackelford, who is using national science funds to study "sperm competition," which is a very controversial area of research. The basis of his research is the idea that the behavior of human sperm over the millennia has programmed humans to evolve rape and jealousy in order to survive. Even though FAU is split internally as to the legitimacy of his work, the university is promoting it as "evolutionary psychology."
Scism reports that "tight-fisted insurers fight their customers to limit big awards." More insurers are defining the coverage offered in their polices as narrowly as possible and industry observers attribute the new litigiousness to the financial squeeze on business insurers resulting from years weakening premium rates and fierce competition.
ABC News 20/20 reports on an international doping scandal involving "young athletes in East Germany during a government sponsored scheme to win Gold medals at any cost." The investigation reveals "a sinister experiment carried out ... on children as young as age 10..." in order "to turn young women into virtual men." The report uncovers documents from "the Stasi headquarters (East Germany's secret police) ... [which] detailed how more that 10,000 athletes were systematically doped by a state-sanctioned scheme over a 20-year period." The production features interviews "with East German athletes who were victimized by this government-run program" and "athletes from the United States who would have won the Olympic Gold medals had the East German athletes been disqualified."
The Nation investigates how Olympic insiders betray the public trust. The Olympic establishment is populated by thugs and profiteers such as I.O.C. president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who served as a Fascist under dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Over the years, through secret testimony, the Olympic Committee has covered up bribery and drug use in a way which completely contradicts the public goals of fair, international competition. (July 29/Aug. 5, 1996)