INVESTIGATIVE

The following is a collection of some of my investigative projects.
I pitched, chased and produced these stories.

CHALLENGING HOW WE THINK OF GENDER 

THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY

23 Jun 2019

During Pride month, I pitched this story about non-binary and trans identities becoming more visible in popular culture.

 

I reached out to influential non-binary activist and author, Jacob Tobia, to discuss the politics of gender identification. At the time of this interview, the Vatican had just issued a directive stating gender fluidity in "nothing more that a confused concept of freedom."

WHY SUSPECTED CULTS ARE HARD TO PROSECUTE

THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY

12 May 2019

As alleged cult leader Keith Raniere's trial began, I dove into the details of why alleged cults like NXIVM are so hard to prosecute.

I examined the history of litigation against alleged cults, from Patti Hearst and the SLA to allegations of forced labour in the Church of Scientology.

CASTER SEMENYA'S CASE RULING IS DISCRIMINATORY, SAYS ATHLETE'S LAWYER

THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY

5 May 2019

Olympic gold medalist runner Caster Semenya lost a landmark legal battle that would force her to artificially lower her testosterone levels in order to continue competing.

For this segment, I examined the long history of policing women's bodies in sports. I was able to reach Semenya's lawyer for this interview.

HOW ‘STALKERWARE’ HELPS ABUSERS TRACK VICTIMS 

THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY

7 Apr 2019

Electronic Frontier Foundation's Director of Cybersecurity, Eva Galperin, tweeted an offer to help victims of 'stalkerware'. I examined the prevalence of the apps and how they are used in intimate partner violence.

©2020 by Lito Howse.