Thursday, November 12, 2009

TV doc on copper mining in D.R. Congo nominated for investigative reporting award

by Ann Garrison

On 11.09.2009, the PR Newswire announced that this "Dan Rather Report" on Freeport McMoran, an American corporation mining copper in D.R. Congo, has been nominated for an American television Emmy Award for investigative business reporting.  BlipTV posted the clip below.

In this case corporate media gets some of the story and even gets that much of it right. There's no mention of the U.S. and its allies' complicity in the Rwanda genocide or the Congo War, or, of the U.S. government's commitment to controlling cobalt reserves in the Katanga Copper Belt, where this story is reported, so as to ensure U.S. military industries' ability to manufacture for war.  But, Dan Rather did get the story of Freeport McMoran displacing Congolese people for foreign profit in D.R. Congo:

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