Alex Shprintsen

Alex Shprintsen is an award-winning documentary producer who has worked with CBC News for more than 25 years.

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The Fifth Estate

While Putin denies war crimes in Ukraine, a Russian soldier confesses to executing a civilian

Despite blanket denials of war crimes from the Kremlin, a Russian soldier has revealed details of looting, torture and killing that took place in the Kyiv suburb of Andriivka back in March.
CBC Investigates

Russian billionaire is behind mansion that housed Harry and Meghan, leaked files show

For two years, it's been an international mystery: Who really owns the $18-million Vancouver Island mansion where Prince Harry and Meghan wintered in 2020? Canada's lack of transparent land records means it's not easy to find out, but the Pandora Papers led CBC to the answer.

Black market in Google reviews means you can't believe everything you read

Using data gathering and analysis techniques, a CBC News Investigation has catalogued just a portion of one fake review network on Google's My Business pages — 208 fake accounts that posted 3,574 fake reviews for 1,279 businesses across North America.
CBC Investigates

Hidden asbestos: Hundreds of homes in Peterborough, Ont., suspected of containing toxic material from GE plant

A CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has found that from the 1940s until the mid-1970s, General Electric sold off leftover asbestos material from its Peterborough factory for pennies a pound, delivering it by truck to potentially hundreds of workers' homes.

'Apple can't help': How a molecular biologist trained stay-at-home moms to recover lost iPhone photos

A group of independent repair technicians are challenging Apple’s approach to data recovery from water-damaged iPhones.
CBC Investigates

737 Max flight manual may have left MCAS information on 'cutting room floor'

In the over 1,600-page flight manual of Boeing's 737 Max 8 planes, the aircraft's new MCAS computer system, now at the centre of the investigations into two deadly crashes, is mentioned only once by name — in the glossary of abbreviated terms.

'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

Apple often overestimates the cost of repairs to its products and threatens third-party shops who are willing to fix them for a fraction of the price.

Paris attacks: Survivors still haunted months after carnage

Nina’s story is the story of hundreds of Parisians who simply wanted to have a good time on a Friday night in one of the most open-minded and liberal cities in the world. Instead they experienced the terror of their lives.

Paris attacks: Did intelligence fail in France?

There are many examples of security breakdowns prior to the carnage in Paris on Nov. 13, and much has been made of them. But there are a number of others that have received less public attention.

What happens if Harper wins the most seats but not a majority?

With opinion polls suggesting no party is likely to form a majority government on Monday, the question widely asked at this point in the campaign is, "What happens if Stephen Harper wins the most seats but does not reach a majority?"