Guantánamo Detainees

Guantánamo Detainees

The New York Times

April 25, 2011

A timeline of every person held at Guantánamo Bay, for the article Classified Files Offer New Insights Into Detainees.

For information about how it was built, see Behind the Lines.

Winner of a gold medal and the Peter Sullivan award for Best of Show from the international Malofiej competition, and an award of excellence from the Society for News Design.


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— Moritz Stefaner, Data Stories #4

“When you see it in its raw, native format, with the story on the side and the headlines, it just works so beautifully ... it almost reads like a textual graphic.”
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