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ID:

139

Date:

2003-10-23

Headline:

Peace Corps volunteers face injury, death in foreign lands

Reporter's name:

Russell Carollo and Mei-Ling Hopgood

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Dayton Daily News

City:

Dayton, OH

Summary:

A Dayton Daily News investigation into the dangers faced by young Peace Corps volunteers and the corps' unchanged practices over 40 years despite the assaults and killings came after the paper spent nearly two years examining thousands of paper and computer records. The newspaper filed more than 75 FOIA requests and appeals with the Peace Corps, the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of State. Some of the records were released after the newspaper sued the Peace Corps in federal court in Dayton.

Keywords:

Peace Corps, volunteer, rape, killing

Impact:

Series won the 2004 White House Correspondents Association Edgar A. Poe Award, a 2004 award for best investigative reporting from the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a 2003 award from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc.


Agencies:

PCORPS

States:

US

Categories:

peace corps


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