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Through the stories of two young women, a new documentary investigates how 'India’s Rape Scandal' has drawn police and politicians into controversy.
July 20, 2021
Cover-Up ‘Goes Beyond Anything I’ve Investigated Before,’ Says Correspondent Ramita Navai of ‘India’s Rape Scandal’
Correspondent Ramita Navai says politics and India’s caste system prevent women from coming forward — and result in consequences for those who do speak out.
July 20, 2021
In the Shadow of 9/11
How seven men in Miami were indicted for the biggest alleged Al Qaeda plot since 9/11.
August 10, 2021
Episode 5: The Future
What does the FBI have to say about the outcomes of the Till Act so far — and what does the future of work under the Cold Case Initiative look like?
July 16, 2021
Street Outreach Teams Get Caught Between Protesters, Police
Grassroots security and anti-violence groups in Minneapolis are increasingly targeted as proxies for law enforcement, our local journalism partner the Star Tribune found.
Star Tribune
July 10, 2021
Germany’s Laws on Hate Speech, Nazi Propaganda & Holocaust Denial: An Explainer
A troubled history is alive in Germany — both in a resurgence of far-right ideology and in changes to the laws designed to combat that extremism.
July 1, 2021
‘A Big Wake-Up Call’: Filmmaker Evan Williams on Germany's Neo-Nazis and the Far Right
Filmmaker Evan Williams spoke with FRONTLINE about what he found while working on the documentary "Germany’s Neo-Nazis & the Far Right" and what he hopes we can understand about the resurgence of a dangerous ideology.
June 29, 2021
‘Ready to Fight a War’: A German Far-Right Group Stockpiled Weapons & Prepped for Violence. Its Alleged Leader Wasn’t Tried on Terror Charges.
“If you had an Islamist, a jihadi, doing the same thing, he would go to jail,” journalist Dirk Laabs tells FRONTLINE in a new documentary on the far right and neo-Nazism in Germany.
June 29, 2021
America’s Legacy of Racist Killings: Key Takeaways from ‘Un(re)solved’
Civil rights era cold case killings. A federal effort to right past wrongs. What a FRONTLINE investigation reveals about the lives lost and the search for justice.
June 17, 2021
What prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate over 150 unsolved civil rights era killings? And what does justice look like for the families of the victims? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.
June 3, 2021
Do Military Courts Play a Role in the Wake of January 6?
As the Department of Justice continues to identify and charge current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces in relation to January 6, military courts typically aren’t the go-to option for prosecution. Here’s why.
May 25, 2021
George Floyd's Murder and Police Accountability, One Year Later: Our Coverage, at a Glance
FRONTLINE has been chronicling police reform and police accountability in documentaries, podcast episodes and collaborative stories with our Local Journalism Initiative partners.
May 25, 2021