Whenever we get our hands on a good dataset, we try to identify and encourage opportunities for other journalists and media partners to use the information as well. CIR’s veterans coverage has been particularly fruitful for collaboration and localization.
CIR has been trying for more than three years to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data of the border fence system but has been rebuffed repeatedly by federal officials. But how secret is a 10-foot-tall metal fence that runs along golf courses and through major cities?
We’re focusing on governments and law enforcement agencies’ efforts to monitor private citizens in the name of fighting crime. Watch our latest video with KQED, read our ongoing coverage and join the conversation on our new space on Reddit.com.
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