ctrp366 Violence Against Women in the Military

Photo via John LaskerAn alarming number of women are dying non-combat deaths in the US military.  When families try to find out why, they are prevented from getting that information.  The US military doesn’t want to explain the details of how and why many of their female soldiers have died. In some cases they won’t even release the bodies or body parts to grieving loved ones.

John Lasker is an investigative reporter based in the state of Ohio in the US.  He has been writing and researching this issue in an effort to get the details that have been kept from families and the issue of sexual violence against women in the military.

Beyond what John has been investigating, we also talk about how he publishes his articles. Namely his use of a new type of crowd funded journalism web portal, spot.us. We get into the familiar topics of the future of journalism, especially the critical investigative type that has almost vanished from traditional media publications.

Besides the links above to John’s work, he is also the author of the book Tech Noir,  available now as an ebook.

2 thoughts on “ctrp366 Violence Against Women in the Military

  • February 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    and this black spot that any armed force, especially USA to hide and are ashamed to say

  • April 11, 2011 at 6:57 am

    We all need support, and like to feel in power. Women sadly face more brutal language and criticism that eventually can lead to strong mental AND physical abuse. Vista Maria is a leading crusader to curtail violence against women. They are an excellent resource and can be very helpful for young women dealing with these issues.

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