Nieman Watchdog

Taking a New Direction

By Watchdog August 27, 2012

Among the changes at the Nieman Watchdog Project is a closer alliance with Nieman Reports. Dan Froomkin, formerly deputy editor of the Nieman Watchdog website, is a new contributor to both the print magazine and the Nieman Reports website. Froomkin is a senior Washington correspondent for The Huffington Post who previously wrote a White House politics column for The Washington Post’s website. Read more

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are committing atrocities, lying, and getting away with it

By Watchdog August 27, 2012

Jerome Starkey recently reported for The Times of London about a night raid on Feb. 12 in which U.S. and Afghan gunmen opened fire on two pregnant women, a teenage girl and two local officials -- an atrocity which NATO’s Afghanistan headquarters then tried to cover up. Now, in a blistering indictment of both NATO and his own profession, Starkey writes for Nieman Watchdog that the international forces led by U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal are rarely called to account because most reporters are too dependent on access, security and the 'embed culture' to venture out and see what's happening for themselves. Read more