Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues.
Hundreds of journalists have attended his one-day masterclass on the techniques of investigative reporting, in Britain, Canada, China, Germany, India and South Africa.
He has been a journalist since 1976 and is currently a freelance, working regularly as special correspondent for The Guardian. He also makes TV documentaries; he was formerly an on-screen reporter for World In Action. His four books include White Lies (about a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas) and Dark Heart (about poverty in Britain). He was the first winner of the Martha Gellhorn award for investigative reporting for his work on failing schools and recently won the award for European Journalism for his work on drugs policy. Flat Earth News, his controversial book exposing falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the news media, was published as a hardback in February 2008 and as a paperback in January 2009. In May 2009, Flat Earth News won the first Bristol Festival of Ideas book award, to be given annually for a book which “presents new, important and challenging ideas, which is rigorously argued, and which is engaging and accessible.” It is now being translated into Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Dutch, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Chinese. In November 2009, the University of Westminster made him an honorary fellow ‘for services to journalism’.
Miranda Patrucic is a leading investigative reporter and regional editor with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and the lead investigator with Investigative Dashboard.
She is also an international speaker who has trained investigative reporters, anti-corruption groups and police in dozens of countries around the world. She was the lead reporter on projects exposing alliances between government, business and organized crime in Montenegro as well as crime and corruption involving the First Bank of Montenegro that uncovered the massive misuse of public funds. She was part of a team that reported on how the Bosnian government bought an apartment for the prime minister, which led to his indictment and resignation in 2009. She was the lead reporter on a joint project with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on tobacco smuggling in Montenegro that uncovered many of that country’s prime minister’s hidden assets. She also worked on ICIJ’s project Looting the Seas, uncovering a $4 billion black market in endangered bluefin tuna. Both projects won IRE’s Tom Renner award for crime reporting. She also worked on OCCRP’s Offshore Crime, Inc. series that won the Daniel Pearl Award. As a specialist in tracking people and companies, Patrucic has worked with reporters from the Middle East, Europe, US, Canada, Latin America and Australia.
Stephen Grey is an award-winning investigative journalist and author best known for revealing details of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Grey is an independent writer based in London where he conducts research and works on newspaper articles, radio and TV broadcasts and as Reuters special correspondent in its global enterprise team.
Grey has covered several national security issues and has reported extensively from Iraq and Afghanistan. His research in Afghanistan analyzes the conflict from the perspectives of NATO and the Afghan military and civilians.
In the summer of 2003, Grey began investigating reports of the CIA’s secret system of extraordinary rendition, where terror suspects were transferred to foreign jails where many were tortured. After discovering a method to track the movements of the CIA planes allegedly used for rendition, he published the flight logs of these jets in the Sunday Times in November 2004. He later contributed to several front-page articles in the New York Times about rendition and security issues, as well as to Newsweek, CBS 60 Minutes, Le Monde Diplomatique, and BBC Radio 4’s ‘File on Four’. He also presented documentaries on the CIA’s rendition program for Channel 4’s Dispatches Program and PBS Frontline World.
In 2005, he received the Amnesty International UK Media Award for best article in a periodical. In 2006, he received the Joe and Laurie Dine award for Best International Reporting in any medium pertaining to human rights from the Overseas Press Club of America.
He is the author of Operation Snakebite: The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege and Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program. More at http://www.stephengrey.com.
Stevan Dojcinovic is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade who works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS).
He specializes in investigating links between organized crime and Balkan businessmen, privatisation deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. He also teaches journalists how to collect and analyse business data and property records.
Dojcinovic interviewed Zoran Copic, one of the key figures in the Balkan crime underworld while he was hiding in Bosnia from Serbian authorities. He has also investigated the role of the Balkan mafia in international cocaine smuggling. His stories have been published and quoted in various media all over the Balkans.
Dojcinovic won Jug Grizelj award for investigative journalism from 2012, the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the National Award for Investigative Reporting in 2011 and 2012, third award of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence in 2011 and ICFJ fellowship in 2012.