Andrew Kennis

Andrew Kennis is an investigative journalist, an adjunct professor and a researcher who recently received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has reported from four continents over the course of the last decade, covering U.S. foreign policy, global justice and indigenous movements, immigration struggles and human rights abuses.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:30am
Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup
Rio de Janeiro. While smoking his tobacco pipe in front of his small cinder block home toward the top of his native Vidigal, a sprawling favela overlooking some of Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious neighborhoods, Jamil Jorge offered his thoughts on Brazil hosting the World Cup in the midst of the...
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Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 9:31am
Mubarak’s Men to Reform Egypt? U.S. Diplomatic Cables Tell Another Story
For thirty years, Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt with an iron hand, enforcing his will through violence and holding the democratic rights of his people in contempt. In a mere matter of eighteen days, mass protests brought an end to his rule and called into question the political future of his most loyal partisans at the highest levels of the Egyptian government.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 9:24am
WikiLeaks and the Public Interest?
Reactions to the recent releases by WikiLeaks have ranged far and wide across the spectrum and been voiced with much fervour. Meanwhile, the over-attention to some of the less important details revealed and the intrigues surrounding Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing site, has been criticised by media watchdog groups.
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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 10:52am
Wikileaks' Afghan/Iraq Logs: Searching for Accountability
A string of shootings by British troops in a non-combat zone resulting in scores of dead civilians; a highway rampage by US troops; a deaf boy shot at when orders barked at him did not illicit a response; a previously unknown US special forces unit reporting directly to the White House, as well as a 'capture kill' list with which they operated, and their botched up missions that resulted in scores of casualties, including the deaths of children at an Islamic school.
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