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Publishing Pollution Data in China: Ma Jun and the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

A civil society activist in any country expects challenges, but with an authoritarian government the role can carry extra burdens. This case examines the creation and evolution of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE). In early 2014, however, IPE prepared to take on a new group of polluters.

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Covert Activity: the Washington Post, Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency

This case takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a national security reporter works. In February 2013, reporter Barton Gellman first learns about a source who claims to have National Security Agency (NSA) documents.

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Friend or foe? WikiLeaks and the Guardian

This case is about the celebrated collaboration between WikiLeaks, the secure website for whistleblowers, and the mainstream media--focusing on the British Guardian newspaper. Use in courses on government-media relations; managing sources; data journalism; editorial decisionmaking; or international reporting.

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The Islanders and the Scientists: Post-tsunami Aid in the Nicobars

This sustainable development case focuses on the unintended consequences of disaster and development aid on indigenous societies, and raises for discussion whether a better model exists. In December 2004, a killer tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean, devastating among others the Nicobar Islands.

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Case on Washington Post and Snowden!

Oct. 22, 2014-- Take a look at our case on national security reporting, featuring the Washington Post, Barton Gellman and publication of the Post's first NSA surveillance story based on the Edward Snowden documents (see left). This case represents the first time Gellman or Post editors have spoken on the record in detail about the process. Give students insight into the challenges of national security reporting and how to weigh the public’s right to know against national security concerns.

New Free Sustainable Development Case

July 25, 2014 -- The Case Consortium @ Columbia announces a new case in sustainable development entitled Fighting for Equality in Education: Student Activism in Post-apartheid South Africa. The FREE case gives students the opportunity to follow the growth of a grassroots education advocacy group as it matures from a local entity to one with national reach and influence

New Journalism Case

May 8, 2014 -- The Case Consoritum @ Columbia is pleased to announce its latest journalism case, Fighting Blackmail: Khadija Ismayilova and Azerbaijan’s First Family. The case describes the dillemas that confront a reporter coverting corruption in an authoritarian society.

CCNMTL And Case Consortium @ Columbia Announce Partnership

April 23, 2014 -- The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and the Case Consortium @ Columbia (CC@C) have announced a new partnership to innovate, develop, publish, and promote case studies and the Case Method of teaching and learning at Columbia University and beyond.

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