Posted by Lindsay Beyerstein on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We are very proud to award this month's Sidney Award to Jay Root of the Texas Tribune for his series, Hurting for Work, an expose of the threadbare workers' compensation system in Texas. Did you know that any employer can opt out of the Texas workers' comp program and substitute unregulated private insurance or nothing at all? Read more about the broken system in my Backstory interview with Jay Root.
Posted by Lindsay Beyerstein on Monday, August 11, 2014
Morgue workers in Baghdad told independent journalist Rania Abouzeid that, this year, religious militias have repeatedly massacred people at sites allegedly linked to the sex trade. The largest of these killings occured last month. On July 13, thirty-two people were murdered in two apartment buildings in the Zayouna district of Baghdad:Continue reading...