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Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is an internationally recognised, Emmy and Robert F. Kennedy award-winning British-Iranian investigative journalist, documentary maker and author. With a reputation for working in hostile environments, she has reported from over forty countries, made over thirty documentaries and features and worked as a foreign correspondent for print. 


Sebastian Junger

Sebastian is a New York Times number 1 bestselling author of books including The Perfect Storm – made into a Hollywood film starring George Clooney – and his most recent, Freedom. Sebastian is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine, and has covered the world’s major international news stories, receiving both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award. His film Restrepo chronicled the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. It was widely considered to have broken new ground in war reporting. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 

You can find all Sebastian’s books (including Freedom, Tribe, and The Perfect Storm) and films (including Restrepo) here.

Guillermo Galdos

Guillermo Galdos has reported from the frontline of the war on drugs in Latin America for the past 25 years. From inside cartel homelands, jails, favelas, guerilla posts and paramilitary battlegrounds, he has often been caught in the crossfire in his pursuit to tell the truth. Latin America Correspondent for Channel 4 News and co-director of Pacha Films, Guillermo covers key issues in the region in news reports and documentaries. His work has won multiple awards including an Emmy, Royal Television Society awards, a Rory Peck Award and he is three times winner of the One World Media International Journalist of the Year award.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Anas is one of Africa’s most famous journalists, and his work has been cited by former US President Barack Obama, who called Anas “a courageous journalist who risked his life to report the truth.”

Mais Al-Bayaa

Mais Al-Bayaa is an Iraqi-British investigative journalist and documentary producer covering terrorism, human rights and corruption across the Middle East. Her work includes exposing abuses and targeted assassination by Shia militias and Iraqi clerics selling young women for sex.


Watch Mais’s documentary Undercover with the clerics: Iraq secret sex trade
Mais and Ramita worked together on Iraq’s Assassins and Iraq Uncovered and US listeners can watch it on the PBS Frontline website 

Sam Kiley

Sam Kiley is a world-renowned journalist with over 30 years’ experience reporting on some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts – from the Rwandan genocide to Ukraine’s front lines today. He’s also a published author of Desperate Glory – an unflinching portrait of the reality of war – the bombs, the shooting and the daily struggles that push them to the very limit of human endurance.


Sam’s book: Desperate Glory


Shoaib Sharifi

Shoaib Sharifi is an Afghan journalist and film director. He is currently BBC Media Action’s country director in Afghanistan and this year’s BBC News Leader of the Year. With twenty years of journalism and Media Production experience with some well-known news agencies and television networks, he leads programmes and projects focusing on governance, health, building resilience and humanitarian crisis response.



Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni is a multi-award winning journalist and author. She has covered some of the most violent conflicts and wars over the past three decades, including Syria, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Kosovo, Chechnya, and has won more than a dozen awards, including the Courage in Journalism Award. Janine is currently directing a project on war crimes in Ukraine.


The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East

Ghosts By Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love

Stuart Ramsay

Stuart Ramsay is chief correspondent at Sky News, covering major global news stories and world events – including 18 separate wars over a 30-year career. Stuart has covered major global news stories and world events – including 18 separate wars, and has won two Emmys, and been nominated for another three, as well as receiving four BAFTA nominations.


Sky News team under heavy fire as ambushed in Ukraine.

Hotspots (series) Sky on Demand.

Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward is a British-American television journalist and CNN’s multi-award winning chief international correspondent based in London. For more than 15 years Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Yemen to Ukraine and Georgia during the Russian incursion in 2008.


Listen to Tug of War.

Read Clarissa’s book ‘On All Fronts’.