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The Truth Left Behind-The Debut of the Pearl Project

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Washington D.C.- This morning the Pearl Project- an investigation into the murder of WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan nine years ago-debuts today and I’m proud to say it received top billing on today’s Washington Post homepage. I worked on the investigation at its outset in February and March of 2008 in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan.  The project was produced by a group of 32 students and two professional correspondents at Georgetown University in conjunction with the Center for Public Integrity. The report in its entirety can be seen here. Jane Perlez has a piece in today’s New York Times here and Ben Farmer from The Telegraph has a piece datelined from Kabul here. The investigation was run by Asra Q. Nomani and Barbara Feinman Todd and again, I’m happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of it. Additionally, Nomani has a piece on the Daily Beast here and Bloomberg’s Tony Cappacio and Flavia Krause-Jackson have a piece here.

Journalist Asra Nomani presents the findings of the Pearl Project at the National Press Club in Washington. ©2011 Derek Henry Flood

A chart created by the Pearl Project depicting the interrelationship between the kidnappers and their associates. ©2011 Derek Henry Flood