NCCIT begins work, gains news coverage

The The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) had its formal launch with a conference call for media on March 15, 2017.  So far, here’s the coverage:

  • WUNC, The State of Things: New Commission to probe alleged NC connection in extraordinary rendition flights (listen)
  • AP national story (as seen in the New York Times, as well as the Houston Chronicle, the Charlotte Observer, and many other media): Citizens’ group aims to investigate CIA rendition program
  • Baptist Global news: Minister joins effort to address North Carolina’s role in torture
  • Independent (London): A major new inquiry has just been opened and it could reveal just how complicit the UK was in CIA torture
  • Raleigh News & Observer: New Commission to look into North Carolina’s role in torture program
  • Fayetteville Observer: Panel aims to shine light on state’s role in supporting torture

In addition, the News & Observer published this op-ed by NCCIT co-chair Frank Goldsmith.

Update: Added several new stories that have been published since this post originally appeared.