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Finding out more

Finding out more

Materials produced by: Eugènia Riera, Léonie van Tongeren and Paola Aramayo.

From the wealth of information about the attacks of September 11 and their aftermath that is available on the Internet, we have seleected some of the most important websites, which include interactive maps and timelines with videos of the attacks, eyewitness accounts, and relevant academic and journalistic material.

9/11 Attacks. 102 minutes that changed America: this History Channel page contains a photo and video gallery, as well as some of the radio broadcasts from that day in the United States while the events were taking place. There is also this interactive map, which uses amateur video images to show how the attacks were experienced in various areas of Manhattan:


September 11: 102 Minutes: this interactive page of The New York Times contains a minute by minute timeline of the attacks, with graphics and details of what was happening on each floor of the Twin Towers. It shows the number of telephone calls made from each floor of the building, for example.

Inside 9/11: website of the National Geographic Channel, including over 50 video interviews with analysts, journalists, relatives of victims, politicians responsible for anti-terrorism and intelligence services, including the former director of the CIA and former United States Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, and the coordinator of the U.S. State Department's fight against terrorism, Cofer Black.

The September 11 Digital Archive: this digital archive contains over 15,000 images, 40,000 testimonies from witnesses of the attacks and more than 1,500 emails sent that day. You will also find videos, interviews, newspaper reports and official documents related to the attacks.

September 11 News Archives: like the website above, this one contains a comprehensive archive of images and stories from before, during and after the attacks, a chronology of the main events, various articles from newspapers and magazines, speeches and reactions by world leaders, books and videos, and a wide range of data and statistics.

9/11 Commission: official website of the 9/11 Investigation Commission (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States), established by the United States Congress in November 2002. The Commission's final report is available in PDF format 9/11 Commission Report, and its main conclusion is that the attacks could have been prevented with improved operations and coordination by the CIA and the FBI. The conclusions of the report have been heavily criticised by several organisations, under the umbrella of the 9/11 Truth Movement, which accuses the United States of responsibility for the attacks.

Website of the United States Library of Congress: this website was created in 2001, and contains all the laws and resolutions passed by the US Congress since 9/11. These include the controversial Patriot Act, passed fifteen days after the attacks, which gives more power to the United States security agencies. The law has been heavily criticised by human rights organisations because they believe it has enabled violations of civil liberties in the name of security.

World Trade Centre Cams: this website uses webcams, archives and aerial views to show the reconstruction of the World Trade Center and other recovery efforts in New York. It also provides information about the 9/11 memorial and museum.

Voices of September 11: the website of an independent NGO providing information, support services and organising annual commemorative events for 9/11 families, workers who participated in the rescue operations and survivors. It remembers the lives and stories of 9/11 and provides information on resources for surviving relatives, reconstruction programmes and memory projects. It also includes interviews, photos and first-hand accounts by workers who participated in the rescue of survivors in New York, Shanksville and Washington.

Documentaries and interviews

Over the last ten years, hundreds of documentaries about the events of September 11 and their aftermath have been produced. Many of these audiovisual productions can be viewed on the website 9/11 docs.

In addition, there is also the series The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, produced by Discovery Channel, which includes a dozen videos on the memorial which has been built at Ground Zero in New York; the documentary 9/11 The Conspiracy Files, by BBC, which analyses the conspiracy theories about the attacks; and the new documentary from the American channel CBS entitled '9/11': an updated version of the documentary filmed in 2002 which premieres this September, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

Also of interest is the series of interviews on 9/11 produced by the journal Foreign Affairs: How America Changed its Projection and Bush's Freedom Agenda.

Interesting articles

To find out more about everything that has been written about 9/11, we suggest taking a look at the ICIP Bibliographic Dossier Number 2 (pdf), which includes a list of the most interesting articles on the subject recently published in the specialised journals in the ICIP Library.

You can also consult articles about terrorism issues by the Transnational Institute, an analysis and research centre about today's hot topics, which aims to foster encourage reflection and critical thought and suggests alternatives for a more sustainable, just and democratic world. The Institute, which is based in Amsterdam, has a section devoted to peace and security issues.

Other materials

To mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks, on September 8 the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB) will be inaugurating the exhibition 'Fragmented memory. 11 NY Artifacts in the hangar' (, by the photographer Francesc Torres. This is a photographic exhibition of the physical remains of the tragedy, consisting of more than 1,500 objects which are stored in hangar 17 at JFK airport. The exhibition will also be presented at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Imperial War Museum in London and the Centro Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid.

Other objects acting as a reminder of September 11, 2001 include the covers of the world's leading newspapers, which highlight the impact of terrorist attacks. On the next day, the American press featured headlines such as War on America, Terror, U.S. Attacked, Bastards, Evil Acts and Acts of war. You can consult the front pages of leading newspapers in the United States and around the world on this page ( asp?fpArchive=091201) of the Washington Newseum.