Pratap Chatterjee awarded 2006 Cultural Freedom Award

Pratap ChatterjeePratap Chatterjee is an investigative reporter, producer, and managing editor of CorpWatch, an organization that investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, and fraud and corruption around the world. His work to support social justice causes over two decades has spanned many causes: from the continuing environmental and human rights tragedy of the Northern California Gold Rush to the occupation of Iraq and the war on terrorism. He is the author of “Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation” (Seven Stories Press, 2004), “Gold, Greed and Genocide: Unmasking the Myth of the 49ers” (Project Underground, 1998) and “The Earth Brokers: Power, Politics & World Development” (Routledge Press, 1994), on the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

Under Chatterjee’s direction, CorpWatch has also produced investigative reports on the failure of reconstruction in Afghanistan and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, as well as three alternative annual reports on Halliburton. He is working on a new report on Iraq, titled “Baghdad Bonanza: What Happened to Iraq’s Oil Money?” (winter 2006) and another report on the privatization of intelligence (winter 2007).

A British citizen, Chatterjee grew up mostly in Calcutta and Darjeeling in India and has resided in Northern California for many years where he has been active in local media and politics.

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