Well, the media circus surrounding the Mortenson Controversy has given us a few new updates, impugning Mortenson’s veracity and putting the integrity of his journalistic practices in question.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/20/greg-mortenson-sued-tribesmen-kidnapped For one, the leader of the tribe of Afghanis whom Mortenson claimed to have kidnapped him is looking into suing him for defamation. (Thanks Daniel!)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2011/0420/Three-Cups-of-Tea-Is-the-publishing-industry-to-blame-for-fabricated-memoirs The Christian Science Monitor comes in defense of Mortenson, saying the controversy is part of a trend of falsified memoirs coming out of the publishing industry.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/20/us-books-threecups-idUSTRE73J3T420110420 Needless to say, US Officials are investigating the non-profit in regards to its status as a NPO and the level of transparency it holds in regards to how it deals with donated money
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/0418/Greg-Mortenson-s-Three-Cups-of-Tea-Will-CBS-report-harm-aid-work Furthermore, the 60 Minutes special on the Mortenson controversy could potentially spell the death of the CAI, even if the investigation upholds the NPO’s veracity as an organization. Potential donors can be lost in droves.