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Betrayed by Silence

Betrayed by Silence takes listeners inside the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to find out how and why three archbishops protected priests who sexually abused children.

Radio Impact2015 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2015 / Madeleine Baran / Sasha Aslanian / Minnesota Public Radio, USA

Betrayed by Silence takes listeners inside the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to find out how and why three archbishops protected priests who sexually abused children.

Over the course of an hour, Minnesota Public Radio News reveals how an archdiocese that claimed to be a national leader in preventing clergy sex abuse had instead orchestrated a massive cover-up that continued into 2014.

Betrayed by Silence was reported and produced by Madeleine Baran and Sasha Aslanian, with editor Mike Edgerly and project director Chris Worthington for Minnesota Public Radio News.

This story won the Radio Impact Award in the 2015 TC/RHDF Competition.

© (p) 2014 Minnesota Public Radio. Used with permission. All rights reserved.


Photo Credits: Photo of the winners was snapped by Bill Healy. Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist by William Widmer Attorney Jeff Anderson by Jennifer Simonson

Much more about the series MPR investigation Betrayed by Silence and updated news.


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Sasha Aslanian

Sasha Aslanian (@sashaaslanian) is a correspondent for MPR News and served as producer for the year-long investigation of the Twin Cities Archdiocese.


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