Africa

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist, attorney and private detective working in Ghana and across Africa. He is lead reporter for Africa Investigates, a documentary series on Al Jazeera. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for criminal prosecution. In 2008, the U.S. State Department gave him its Hero Award, for his work exposing a human trafficking ring in Western Africa.

Barbara Among

Barbara Among is a freelance journalist based in Uganda. She has covered conflict in the Great Lakes region, politics, business, human rights and terrorism. She also writes about health and the environment. Among’s work currently appears in the East African newspaper, she has written for Uganda’s national Daily Monitor and New Vision newspapers. Her work has also appeared in the Guardian (U.K.), the Observer (U.K.), the Independent (U.K.), Reuters and Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya. Among is a winner of the prestigious David Astor Journalism Award and the Uganda Investigative journalism award.

Wanjohi Kabukuru

Wanjohi Kabukuru is the Eastern African correspondent of New African the oldest English language, pan-African monthly magazine published in London and distributed in over 100 countries. He also writes on the environment and security affairs for Diplomat East Africa, the leading East African regional diplomatic affairs magazine. Prior to becoming an international journalist he was formerly an investigative reporter covering human rights and environmental justice for The People’s Daily in Kenya. Kabukuru contributes articles to Radio France International (RFI), the Mail and Guardian, Inter Press Service among other media entities. His coverage has won numerous awards, and he a former editor of Zwazo magazine in Seychelles. Kabukuru has presented papers in media conferences across the globe and is a member of several international professional media bodies.

Fiona Macleod

Fiona Macleod is founder of Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism, Africa’s first journalistic investigation unit focusing on environmental issues. Prior to founding Oxpeckers, Macleod worked as an award-winning journalist and editor at a range of the region’s top media, including the Mail&Guradian, Earthyear and HomeGrown magazines. Macleod served as environmental editor at the Mail&Guardian newspaper for ten years, and received the prestigious Nick Steele Award for her reporting on environmental conservation. She has also edited several books, including Your Guide to Green Living, A Social Contract: The Way Forward and Fighting for Justice.

Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife is a journalist, researcher and visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) based in South Africa, and a contributor to the Tax Justice Network. She is the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine, assistant editor of the Harvard “World Poverty and Human Rights” journal and author of Tax Us If You Can (Africa). Her work has appeared in African Business, Forbes, The Economist, Foreign Policy, BBC, Le Monde Diplomatique, London Review of Books, African Banker and other publications. She is currently completing her masters of law (international business).

Asia

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall is a freelance journalist based in Asia. He writes mainly about Asian politics, human rights, political risk, and media ethics. From 2010 to June 2011, he had served as Reuters deputy editor for emerging and frontier Asia. He has reported for Reuters from Jakarta, served as deputy bureau chief in Bangkok, bureau chief in Baghdad, and managing editor for the Middle East, where he was Reuters’s chief correspondent for political risk. He has reported from more than three dozen countries, covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories and East Timor, and political upheaval in Israel, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. He regularly gives presentations to corporate executives and finance industry analysts on political risk, dealing with risk as a manager, and on predicting future political and social trends in Asia. He received his degree from the University of Cambridge.

Kishore Nepal

Kishore Nepal is the chief editor of Shukrabar, a weekly tabloid of the Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd., which contains stories of an investigative and cultural nature. His areas of interest include investigative reporting and rural based journalism. In Nepal, he started a weekly newspaper and encouraged young journalists to work in investigative journalism. In 2001, suffering under Maoist insurgency and people crying for peace, he conceived, anchored and broadcast a weekly TV program, Mat-Abhimat (Opinions and Thoughts), based on local rural realities. He has written for the Nepali Times, a popular English weekly, and has worked for Reuters from Kathmandu for three years from 1987 to 1990. He has received awards from the Press Council of Nepal, the Federation of Nepali Journalists, and the Nepal Government. He received an M.A. in rural development from Tribhuvan University and studied communications in the East-West Center of Hawaii University as a Jefferson Fellow.

Saritha Rai

Saritha Rai has spent her journalistic career tracking diverse subjects such as globalization, the technology industry and social change. For six years, she was the India-based business reporter for The New York Times, writing about the economy, outsourcing, liberalization and change. She has written for the International Herald Tribune, served as the technology correspondent for Time magazine’s Asia edition, and was the editor of the online edition of the Economic Times, India’s No. 1 business newspaper. She has worked with India Today, the country’s most widely-read newsmagazine, and The Telegraph, one of India’s largest newspapers. She is also a contributor to the online Global Post. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Forbes, Worth, and Ode. She was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she focused on business, the Internet, and emerging technologies. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Bangalore University.

Central/Eastern Europe

Tamás Bodoky

Tamás Bodoky is a freelance investigative journalist based in Budapest, Hungary. He has written about science, technology, the environment, human rights issues, corruption, organized crime cases, police brutality, and green politics. Before joining Index.hu, where he works as a journalist and editor, he was a science and technology journalist at the Magyar Narancs weekly. He is editor of Hungarian media studies quarterly Médiakutató, and teaches journalism at Károli Gáspár University in Budapest. In July 2011 Bodoky co-founded a watchdog NGO and news portal for investigative journalism, atlatszo.hu, where he serves as editor in chief and managing director. He has won the G?bölyös Soma Prize for investigative journalism in 2008, and the Szabadság Prize in 2009 for his articles on Hungary’s 2006 unrest and police brutality. He has also won the Iustitia Regnorum Fundamentum and the Hungarian Pulitzer Memorial Prize for his investigative articles on corruption cases. He received an MS.c. degree in Agricultural Sciences and a Ph.D. degree in Language Sciences.

Aleksandar Bozhinovski

Aleksandar Bozhinovski, based in Macedonia, is an investigative journalist for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He began as a court reporter before becoming an investigative reporter covering terrorism, the police and the military, corruption, and organized crime. He has written about game fixing in sports, eavesdropping in Macedonia, and the interference of foreign spy agencies in the Balkans. He has worked as a journalist since 1996 for the daily Vecer, Nova Makedonija, the daily Vreme, and for the weekly Forum. He broke the story on an extraordinary rendition case, tracking the abduction of Khaled el-Masri. For the story, he worked in cooperation with The New York Times and a number of German news organizations including ZDF-TV. He received his degree from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in Macedonia.

Beata Biel

Beata Biel is an award winning, Krakow-based Polish journalist, documentarian and TV producer. For the past 10 years she has worked as a researcher and reporter for the Polish TV channel TVN. As a reporter and investigative journalist, she has focused on current affairs, social issues, human stories, human rights and terrorism. Since September 2010, she has been working as a freelancer and running her own production company. In 2008 she won the Polish Grand Press Award for the best TV reporting of the year for her film “Help in Death” about a Swiss organization Dignitas, which helps people commit suicide. A year later she won a special mention during the TV Investigative Reports Review for her documentary film “The Terrorists’ Prince” about the Polish relations with Arab terrorists in the 70s and 80s. She is a 2011 Transatlantic Media Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. She received an M.A. in journalism and mass communications from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Milorad Ivanovic

Milorad Ivanovic is the executive editor of Novi Magazin, a Serbian newsweekly. He previously served as deputy editor in chief and executive