Online Documentary: Torturing Democracy

You can watch this documentary online . It will air on PBS probably early next year. 

When the publication of the photographs from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq made prisoner abuse an international controversy in April, 2004, both the National Security Archive and Washington Media Associates were already pursuing the story.

Award-winning producer Sherry Jones was in the final stages of editing the first full-length television investigation of the Administration’s detention and interrogation policies, with a focus on the detention camp at Guantanamo. That ABC news special, “Peter Jennings Reporting: Guantanamo” aired on June 25, 2004.

The Archive had just published a reference collection of more than 1500 documents on U.S. counter-terrorism policy – from the earliest plane hijacking crises in 1968 through the war in Afghanistan in 2002 – and had filed hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests for Bush administration documents on terrorism and detention policies.

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