Ep. 68 The deep blue
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4M ago
A tragedy in the English Channel got Aaron Walawalker thinking. How could it be that people were dying, their boats sinking in one of the busiest stretches of water in the world? This is how Liberty Investigates went to battle over FOI rejections, knocked on doors and analysed shipping data to reveal the shocking reality behind deaths at sea. Read all about it:  https://libertyinvestigates.org.uk/articles/coastguard-effectively-ignored-19-reports-of-small-boats-before-november-2021-tragedy/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/29/uk-coastguard-left-channel-migrants-adrift-in-lead ..read more
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Ep.66 What a scoop!
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10M ago
You will have heard about the BBC Newnight interview with Prince Andrew - it was a seismic scoop that reverberated around the world. But how did it happen? The answer is one woman: Sam McAlister. This is how she bagged the interview of the decade. Read all about it:  https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Sam-McAlister/Scoops--The-BBCs-Most-Shocking-Interviews-from-Prince-And/27025330 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtBS8COhhhM https://variety.com/2023/film/global/netflix-prince-andrew-film-scoop-gillian-anderson-rufus-sewell-1235514568/  Supported by Studio To Be. Hosted and produced ..read more
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Ep. 65 Closed ranks
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11M ago
Hannah Al-Othman sits in her car in front of a stranger’s house. Inside is a man who might be responsible for a woman’s death. A man whose name is known to a lot of people, but who has not yet been brought to justice. In this episode we hear how Hannah and her colleague David Collins uncovered a shocking story of silence and inaction. Read all about it: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-believe-british-soldiers-killed-my-sister-agnes-wanjiru-now-i-want-the-truth-rbc69q9pf  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-army-soldier-murder-mother-kenya-9hffnjqqv  https://www.thetim ..read more
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Introducing... Silenced
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by The Tip Off
1y ago
We're between series of The Tip Off now - and planning lots more great episodes for you, but while we do, why not take a listen to Silenced. A new podcast from human rights organisation ARTICLE 19 Silenced tell the Stories of journalists and activists around the world, whose governments attempt to rein them in and cover up the truth.  Take a listen to this episode, in which Matthew Caruana Galizia, journalist and son of the late investigative journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia, speaks to host Nicola Kelly about the day of his mother's murder and his determination to continue her legacy ..read more
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Ep. 64 In the pipeline
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1y ago
Rob Cribb had an idea for an investigation, an idea so big it was almost impossible to envisage how the work could be done. But then, it came to him.... This is the story of how more than 100 journalists across Canada banded together to reveal the shocking levels on lead in tap water across the country. Read all about it:  https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/lead-in-water.html https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/11/04/how-we-did-it-inside-the-tainted-water-investigation.html This show is a co-production of Studio to be.  Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenagha ..read more
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Ep. 63 Listen
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1y ago
Who gets to tell the stories we hear? On this episode we hear from citizen journalists - two women with lived experience of homelessness and surrounding issues, as they talk us through a ground-breaking project.   Warning: this episode contains some explicit language and mention of sexual violence. Read all about it: https://groundswell-listenup-hub.org/    Sign up to the Listen Up Hub's mailing list:  https://groundswell.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=898f9a6f3bf48a747d1b8a9d0&id=cb4875e542 This show is a co-production of Studio to be.  Hosted and produced: M ..read more
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Ep. 62 Butternutters
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2y ago
How do you investigate a group that is shrouded in secrecy by its very nature?  This is the story of how two journalists - Patrick Lohmann and Marnie Eisenstadt tracked down dozens of people, to reveal the concerning goings on in an AA-type support group. Read all about it: https://www.syracuse.com/butternutters/#:~:text=The%20organization%20called%20%22The%20Syracuse,Post%2DStandard%20investigation%20has%20found.  This show is a co-production of Studio to be.  Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan  Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda Producer: Olivi ..read more
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Ep. 61 Beyond the Horizon
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2y ago
Where do you start in unravelling one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in the UK system? For Nick Wallis it all began with a tweet. This is the story of how Nick’s tenacity, with over a decade of reporting, exposed a scandal of unimaginable proportions. Read all about it: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-great-post-office-scandal/nick-wallis/9781916302389  This show is a co-production of Studio to be.  Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan  Co-Executive Producers: Joaquin Alvarado and Ken Ikeda Producer: Olivia Aylmer Audio Editor: Chloe Behrens Sound design, aud ..read more
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Ep. 60 From the archive: Web of death - part 1
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2y ago
Hi Tip Off Listeners - We are working hard on new episodes for you, and have some more great stories coming up this series. But this week we are taking a dip into our archive. As the Russian regime is accused of breaking international law and committing untold atrocities in Ukraine, we're re-publishing the first of a two-parter, originally published in 2018. This is the story of how Heidi Blake and her team of journalists at Buzzfeed UK revealed a series of deaths, all on British soil and all linked to Russian actors. These episodes came out just a few weeks before the horrifying news of Novi ..read more
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Ep. 59 Unidentified flying objects
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2y ago
One December day, Samira Shackle found herself in the midst of an unfolding, global story. Drones had been spotted flying around Gatwick Airport. But weeks, then months passed, and no drone operators were ever found. Samira lays out how she dug into the mystery and revealed all was not as it first seemed.  Read all about it: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/01/the-mystery-of-the-gatwick-drone   https://samirashackle.com/karachi-vice/  This show is a co-production of Studio to be.  Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan  Co-Executive Producers: Joa ..read more
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