Weekly Watchdog 1/26/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "managing editor":

"… ite House cuts to the defense budget. Here's a secret, says the Center’s managing editor for defense Jeffrey Smith: Obama's plan actually calls for increases. Here …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… documentation prepared by the IFC, the Environmental organization Pacific Environment also questioned IFC support for the project, citing: “Inadequate assessm …"

"… have touted the pace at which the Jubilee field was brought to production.Environmentalists point out that the country’s first deep-water oil project was its …"

"… resolution of several issues:  “Kosmos and the Ministry of Science, Environment and Technology have agreed to a solution with respect to the accidental mu …"

"… Ogoniland in 2008 – pollution in the Niger Delta that the United Nations Environment Program said would cost $1 billion to clean up.Shell said sabotage is thwa …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… event of a spill. George Diawuoh, the oil and gas point man for Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency, said the agency is working to “cost the activity of …"

New global energy payments index may get boost from SEC

By Julie Vorman

A new Revenue Watch Index that measures disclosure about oil industry payments in 41 countries may soon have access to a gusher of details a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… near the bottom of the index were Turkmenistan, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Ghana, and Saudi Arabia.The two non-profit groups plan to update the index in 20 …"

Canada's about-face on climate

By William Marsden

Tar sands and a tough business lobby pull Ottawa far from Copenhagen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kyoto":

"… which Harper launched an attack on “the job-killing, economy-destroying Kyoto Accord,” referring to the 1997 treaty that tried to put controls on carb …"

"… nnot stand in the way of Canada’s economic growth, that the terms of the Kyoto agreement are economically irresponsible, and that Canada could act in con …"

"… y one of Canada’s largest banks, which concluded that meeting Canada’s Kyoto commitments would not significantly harm the economy.Shaped by oil-rich Al …"

"… the forefront of multi-national negotiations toward a renewal of the Kyoto Protocol beginning after 2012. A team of more than 100 Canadian gover …"

Terrorism and tobacco

By Kate Willson

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hamas":

"… lah cases. “There are a lot of small villages [in the Middle East] where Hamas, Hezbollah, and others are ruling. If you’re sending money back to those …"

Checkbook diplomacy

By Stephanie Mencimer

In October of 1969, Vincent de Roulet, the newly appointed ambassador to Jamaica, arrived in Kingston aboard his 90-foot yacht, soon to be j

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican Party":

"… d what it takes: She and her husband had donated more than $100,000 to the Republican Party. The Senate did not confirm her. Barbados seems to be a choice spot for …"

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE)

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere reaches over 7 million people in 40 countries with their HIV/AIDS programs

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… HACI is currently active in nine countries, among them Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda.Other CARE programs targeting AIDS include Local Links …"

Côte d'Ivoire

By Victoria Kreha

Background, challenges and relief efforts related to the AIDS epidemic in Côte d'Ivoire

Excerpts from this story referencing "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention":

"… m the country, including the U.S. Agency for International Development and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offices except those maintained through PEPFAR. In other countries, collab …"

A gateway to Brazil

By Kevin Bogardus

Telecom firm linked to Jefferson bribe probe helped pay for his, others' travel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… d to three trips to Africa, including visits to Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana, during which Jefferson — and sometimes Jackson — would promote the te …"

Commentary: Protecting the rights of the people through investigative reporting

By Charles Lewis

The most beloved American president, Abraham Lincoln, once said, "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depend

Excerpts from this story referencing "member":

"… founded in 1985, at the height of apartheid oppression, by Gwen Lister, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and several …"

"… the process, the newspaper was firebombed on several occasions, Lister and members of her staff arrested and detained, and the newspaper subjected to a camp …"

"… Lister of The Namibian and all the valiant souls mentioned above are today members of an elite, new global network called the International Consortium of In …"

"… on, military proliferation, environmental degradation. The ICIJ now has 77 members in 41 countries.Increasingly, many news stories can no longer be told in …"