Umbreen ButtCollaborator
Echo XieCollaborator
Peter KleinStaff
David RummelStaff
Britney DennisonStaff
Kathryn GretsingerStaff
Dan McKinneyStaff
Sarah CarterStaff
Trisha SorrellsStaff
Shayna PlautStaff
Jane ListerStaff
Olívia Zauli FellowsStaff
Garrett HincheyStaff
Calyn ShawStaff
Chantelle BellrichardStaff
Lucy-Claire SaundersStaff
Ashley NicholsonStaff
Juliane von Reppert-BismarckStaff
Maya LefkowichStaff
Marina FavaroStaff
Emi SasagawaStaff
Si ChenStaff
Luiz LopesStaff
Olivier MusafiriStaff
João Vitor CorrêaStaff
Frederick BlichertStaff
Stefan LabbéStaff
Peter MotheStaff
Christine BrandtStaff
Rabia MirStaff
Erika WittStaff
Douglas AmundarayStaff
Anne ApplebaumAdvisor
David BeersAdvisor
Tony BurmanAdvisor
Andy CarvinAdvisor
Sheila CoronelAdvisor
William GumedeAdvisor
Richard HarrisAdvisor
Nick KristofAdvisor
Donatella LorchAdvisor
Duncan McCueAdvisor
Stephanie NolenAdvisor
Scott PetersonAdvisor
Martha RaddatzAdvisor
Sudarsan RaghavanAdvisor
Ahmed RashidAdvisor
David RohdeAdvisor
Emilio San PedroAdvisor
Anya SchiffrinAdvisor
Bonnie Sherr KleinAdvisor
Rodrigo Silva de PaulaAdvisor
Joel SimonAdvisor
Martin SmithAdvisor
Susan TalalayAdvisor
Yuen Ying ChanAdvisor
Kim FrankCollaborator
William ArkinCollaborator
Allison GrinerCollaborator
Veronique de ViguerieCollaborator
Jennifer YangCollaborator
Janet TobiasCollaborator
Tara SuttonCollaborator
Robert SemeniukCollaborator
Andrew RevkinCollaborator
Craig and Brent RenaudCollaborator
David PapernyCollaborator
Ed OuCollaborator
Gary MarcuseCollaborator
Ali MustafaCollaborator
Gary KnightCollaborator
Farah NoshCollaborator
Jonah KesselCollaborator
Rosebell KagumireCollaborator
Mellissa FungCollaborator
Melissa ChanCollaborator
Mei FongCollaborator
Mohamed FahmyCollaborator
Donna De CesareCollaborator
Deborah CampbellCollaborator
Betsy CarsonCollaborator
Dionne BunshaCollaborator
Lynsey AddarioCollaborator
Robert CribbCollaborator
Veronique de Viguerie

Veronique de Viguerie is a Combat Photojournalist, and has covered an Afghan guerrilla group responsible for the Uzbin Valley ambush, pirates in Somalia, and Taliban militants. She has been awarded the Best War Photo Reportage award, a World Press Photo award, and the Canon Prize for Female Photojournalist.

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs reporter. She was a broadcast correspondent for Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English, where she served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel’s reports. She has also reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza. She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Janet Tobias

Janet Tobias is an Emmy award-winning director/producer with 20 years experience working in television for all three American networks, PBS, Discovery, and MSNBC. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Population Science and Policy.

Deborah Campbell

Deborah Campbell is the author of the nonfiction books This Heated Place and A Disappearance in Damascus. She has reported from Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, the UAE, Qatar, Israel, Palestine, Cuba, Mexico, and Russia. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, New Scientist, The Walrus, and other publications. She has won three National Magazine Awards for her foreign correspondence and has guest lectured at Harvard, Berkeley, and Zayed University in Dubai. She currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.

Ed Ou

Ed Ou is an award-winning photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. He has worked for Reuters, the Associated Press, and The New York Times. Since 2006 Ou has covered the war between Israel and Hezbollah, the fall of the Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, Somalia and a range of other stories in the Middle East.

Tara Sutton

Tara Sutton is a filmmaker and war correspondent, who has reported in conflict zones around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Colombia, and Liberia. She has received numerous awards, including the Amnesty International Award for Television News for her un-embedded coverage of the battle of Fallujah.

Ali Mustafa

Ali Mustafa is correspondent with TRT World, the Turkish public broadcaster’s English news network. Ali has previously reported for Al Jazeera English, CBC/Radio-Canada and VICE News. He has covered politics, security and society in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and North America since 2004.

Jennifer Yang
Jennifer Yang

Jennifer Yang is an award-winning journalist with the Toronto Star, where she currently writes about identity and inequality. Previously, Jennifer covered the global health beat for four years, writing from Bhutan, Iceland, Japan, Geneva, Malawi and Sierra Leone, where she was the first Canadian journalist to cover the 2014 Ebola outbreak from West Africa. Jennifer is a two-time UN Foundation press fellow and won a National Newspaper Award for her explanatory feature on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster.

Dionne Bunsha

Dionne Bunsha is an award-winning journalist from Mumbai, India. She has written extensively on a diverse range of human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. She is the author of, Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat (Penguin India, 2006) about the aftermath of religious violence in Gujarat, India.

Robert Semeniuk

Robert Semeniuk has been a full-time, freelance author, photojournalist, human and environmental rights activist for over thirty years. He has worked for most of the world’s major magazines and newspapers in over 100 countries, and a dozen war zones.

Umbreen Butt

Umbreen Butt is a documentary filmmaker working between North America and Asia. She has freelanced with CBS, AlJazeera and the BBC, as well as with the UN and other humanitarian and environmental organizations. Her work focuses on health, the environment and equity.

William Arkin

Blogger and Journalist. Writes and reports on national security and military affairs for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NBC News. He was a former Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Salimah Ebrahim

Salimah Ebrahim is a print, broadcast and photojournalist who has reported on the war in Iraq, numerous G8 and G20 summits, the White House and environmental security challenges in Africa. She worked on assignment for Reuters, CBC Television, the Globe and Mail, the Cairo Times and A&E’s Biography Channel.

Donna De Cesare

Donna De Cesare is a freelance video journalist and the Recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Award for Journalism Enhancing InterAmerican Understanding, the oldest award for foreign correspondence. She teaches at UT and reports on Latin America.

Gary Marcuse

Gary Marcuse is a journalist and filmmaker based in Vancouver, Canada. He has written and directed several films about the emergence of environmental movements around the world. He is a former programming executive for CBC Television in Vancouver and a former chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin is the founder of The New York Times’ influential Dot Earth blog, where he writes about the global environment, climate change and natural disasters. He is now a senior fellow at the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica.

Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist based in London, England, where she photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time. Addario has shot features across the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Farah Nosh

Farah’s work is known for its quiet intimacy. Her long-term projects have focused primarily on the war’s impact on Iraqis, and the last speakers of highly threatened languages. The award-winning photographer has worked on assignment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. Her work appeared in leading international publications including The New York Times and TIME. Nosh appeared on CNN’s Inside the Middle East segment entitled “Someone You Should Know,” which features personalities making an impact in the region. She currently lives in Vancouver with her family.

Jonah Kessel

Jonah Kessel is a freelance visual media journalist based in Beijing, China, currently working with The New York Times video desk. Kessel’s work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Economist, Atlantic Monthly, among other publications.

Betsy Carson

Betsy Carson is an award-winning producer, executive producer and director with over 25 years experience in documentary film and television. Her work focuses on a number of issues, including environmental movements and post-traumatic stress in the military.

Mohamed Fahmy

Mohamed Fahmy is an Egyptian-born Canadian award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author. Fahmy has worked extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, for CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera English. Between 2014 and 2015, he was imprisoned in Egypt for exercising his profession as a journalist.

Craig and Brent Renaud

The Renaud Brothers are documentary filmmakers, television producers, and film programmers. Their films, and television shows have won major awards including an IDA Award for Best TV Series, two Overseas Press Club Awards, two Columbia DuPonts, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire is a Ugandan freelance multimedia journalist, award-winning blogger and communications expert with a specialization in new media, and conflict and development issues. She has worked with Oxfam and writes for Global Voices.

Mei Fong

Mei Fong is an author and journalist who covered Hong Kong and China for the Wall Street Journal. She is the winner of the Pulitzer, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International.

Kim Frank

Editor. Kim Frank began working as a video editor in 2004, after a long career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She edited the Emmy Award winning documentary Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground for PBS Frontline World, and the Emmy nominated In a Small Town for PBS Exposé. Other credits include documentaries for the Discovery Channel, PBS and Omni and news pieces for CNBC, Business Nation, and Dan Rather Reports.

Jere Van Dyk

Jere Van Dyk is a former Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, and has worked as an international affairs reporter for more than 30 years, primarily covering Central Asia for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

Paul Watson

Paul Watson is a Canadian reporter, photojournalist and author. He is also the former South Asian bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. He won a 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photo of the civil war in Somalia.

Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance foreign correspondent whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, Esquire and Reveal, among others. She was recently based in Beijing, China, where she reported on environmental issues and human rights.

David Paperny

David Paperny is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver. He has directed a dozen documentary features focused on social issues and extraordinary individuals, and received the City of Vancouver Arts Award. In 2014 he was chosen Producer of the Year by Playback Magazine.

Echo Xie

Echo is a researcher in the Christian Science Monitor Beijing Bureau, where she helps to do stories on environment, public policy and international affairs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, China Dialogue, and Chinese online media Jiemian News. 

Gary Knight

Gary Knight is an award-winning photojournalist who has covered the civil war in Yugoslavia, the war in Iraq, Israel/Palestine, North Korea, the invasion of Afghanistan, the civil war in Kashmir and the Asian Tsunami. He is the founder of the photo agency VII, which represents some of the world’s top photojournalists.

Mellissa Fung

Mellissa Fung is currently completing the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. She is a former National Correspondent for CBC News. She recipient of the 2009 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Award.

Robert Cribb
Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into child exploitation, human trafficking, offshore tax havens, dangerous doctors and public-health threats.

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Peter Klein

Executive Director and Founder. In 2009, Peter Klein led a team of students on a global investigation about electronic waste, which won the Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism. Peter is a longtime producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers.

David Rummel

Executive Editor. David Rummel was the Senior Producer for News and Documentary at The New York Times, where he produced Public Affairs television documentaries with Times reporters for a variety of television outlets. Dave previously served as senior producer at ABC News and NBC News.

Britney Dennison
Britney Dennison

Deputy Director. Britney Dennison is a former fellow of the International Reporting Program. She specializes in mental health reporting and international journalism. Her work has won numerous awards, including several Edward R. Murrow awards. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Tyee, CTV and Al Jazeera.

Kathryn Gretsinger

Producer. Kathryn Gretsinger’s career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and works across platforms, but her first love is audio. Her documentaries, programs and interviews have been recognized locally and nationally.

Dan McKinney

Producer. Dan McKinney received his MJ at University of California Berkeley (’02). As an accomplished videographer, he has shot and produced projects for ABC News, PBS, Al Jazeera, History Channel, National Geographic Channel and others.

Sarah Carter

Producer. Sarah Carter is the CBS News Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Journalism. Carter began her career as a Video Journalist at the New York Times Television. She went on to work as Johannesburg Bureau Chief at CBS News. Sarah has won numerous awards including a Peabody in 2000 for “Death by Denial”, a one hour special on AIDS in Africa for 60 Minutes II, and an Emmy for the IRP project “Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground.” She is based in Johannesburg, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

Trisha Sorrells

Producer. Trisha Sorrells Doyle is an Emmy award-winning journalist and freelance producer. A Columbia Law School graduate, Trisha began her career at ABC News where she worked on major programs, including Nightline and 20/20. She went on to work as an associate producer with CBS News 60 Minutes where she routinely covered international stories, including terrorism, the global AIDS crisis, and the war in Iraq. She splits her time between New York City and Connecticut.

Shayna Plaut

Research Manager. Shayna Plaut is interested in how people represent themselves in their own media, with a particular interest in peoples who do not fit neatly within the traditional notions of the nation-state. As a Fulbright and Vanier scholar, she has lived and worked in Hungary and the Balkans. She served as the Simons Research Fellow from 2015–2016 at Simon Fraser University. She is currently teaching courses on migration as well as social inequalities at the University of British Columbia and is the co-investigator for a CMRC-funded research project critically examining the use of “fixers” in international journalism.

Jane Lister

Senior Research Fellow. Jane Lister is a research professor in business and politics at the University of British Columbia. She has over 15 years of applied experience working to improve business environmental practices, and currently explores questions of who wins and who loses along global retail supply chains. She is the author of several books and articles on corporate sustainability governance including Eco-business: A Big-brand Takeover of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and the State, and Timber.

Olívia Zauli Fellows

Project Manager. Olívia Zauli Fellows is a project manager at the Global Reporting Centre. She is a graduate of the UBC School of Journalism and former fellow of the International Reporting Program. Olivia has published pieces in The Globe and Mail and The Tyee, Discovery Channel Canada and currently works as a video producer.

Garrett Hinchey

Field Producer. Garrett Hinchey is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in digital projects and working for CBC North in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. His work has appeared in, the Globe and Mail, ESPN, and Up Here Magazine. A born and raised Yellowknifer and member of the North Slave Metis Alliance, Hinchey won the Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship in 2014 and was a finalist for the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Innovation Award in 2016 for his work connecting remote communities in the lead up to the Northwest Territories election.

Calyn Shaw

Producer. Calyn Shaw is a senior writer at CBC News Network. He received his MJ from UBC in 2012. While at UBC he reported on violent land conflicts in Brazil for The New York Times as part of the IRP. Calyn also holds an MA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBC, ESPN the Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and

Chantelle Bellrichard

Web Producer. Chantelle Bellrichard is a multimedia journalist who splits her time between the CBC Vancouver newsroom and the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. She works in radio and television at CBC, as a web editor at the journalism school and has published print stories in the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun and The Tyee. Chantelle graduated from the UBC journalism school in 2012. In 2014 she was the first recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship.

Lucy-Claire Saunders

Public Relations Coordinator. Lucy-Claire Saunders’ corporate and nonprofit clients typically face complex challenges in such areas as environmental resources, climate change adaptation and clean energy. As a former wire correspondent, Lucy-Claire covered the United Nations and New York City.

Ashley Nicholson

Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Ashley Nicholson manages online content, runs the social media feeds and acts as our media liaison. She is currently pursuing an English Literature degree at the University of British Columbia and has experience in research, new media, communications and literary theory. Ashley is also an avid traveller and maintains a successful travel video blog.

Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck

Editor, Europe. Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Brussels. She has reported from across Europe, the US, West Africa, the Middle East and Arctic, focusing on the intersection of politics and money in trade, globalisation, migration and environment. She helped build up an investigative news service in Washington, DC and trained print reporters in investigative and narrative techniques. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, PBS Frontline/World, Newsweek, the Toronto Globe and Mail, Spiegel and others.

Maya Lefkowich

Research Manager. Maya Lefkowich is a social science researcher and a PhD student at the University of British Columbia. Maya’s research expertise include: masculinities, community development and partnership, global health, and knowledge translation/exchange. Maya has published articles on masculinities, body image, mental health, and community-based health initiatives. Maya holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Schulich School of Business.

Marina Favaro

Fundraising Assistant. Marina Favaro is pursuing a degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia and has research experience in youth mobility, climate change policy, and Indigenous affairs.

Emi Sasagawa

Research Fellow. After more than a decade living in Latin America, Europe and Asia, I came to Canada in 2013 to begin a Masters of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, where I have worked with print, online, audio and visual storytelling. My work has been published by the Washington Post, The Tyee, Megaphone Magazine, Huffington Post Canada and AlterNet. In 2014/15, I worked on a year-long investigation on mental health in low-resource regions, through a fellowship with the International Reporting Program at UBC. In 2016 the project received an Edward R. Murrow award.

Si Chen

Research Assistant. Si Chen is a graduate student at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is a multimedia journalist from China who lives and works in Vancouver. She has experience in print, video, online journalism as well as data visualization. Her work has been published in the Southern Metropolis Daily, The Tyee, Global News and The Globe and Mail.

Luiz Lopes

Research Assistant and Web Producer. Luiz Lopes is a multimedia journalist and graduate student at UBC’s School of Journalism, focusing on global health, algorithm bias and VR. He’s had internships at CBC’s The National and The Globe and Mail, in Canada, and Globo TV, in Brazil. He’s also worked with experienced journalists at The Associated Press in stories ranging from political protests in Brazil to a report that revealed dangerously high levels of viruses from human sewage in Rio Olympic water venues. His work has appeared on the AP wires (The New York Times, Yahoo, USA Today, Al Jazeera), CBC, The Globe and Mail, Globo TV and Folha de S. Paulo.

Olivier Musafiri

Research Assistant. Olivier Musafiri is a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs candidate at the University of British Columbia. He’s deeply passionate about Global policies around good governance and development. He has an outstanding experience working with United Nations in programme management and research. Olivier is fluent in both French and English, currently he serves as Vice President of Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs students association at UBC.

João Vitor Corrêa

Research Assistant. João Vitor Corrêa is a journalist based in Vancouver, BC, Canada who is deeply passionate about visual storytelling. Originally from Maceió, Brazil, he currently works with leading journalists, scholars and media partners around the world on innovative, solutions-oriented journalism projects at the Global Reporting Centre. He’s also a Master of Journalism candidate at the UBC School of Journalism, where he’s specializing in International Human Rights and Gender reporting. His work has appeared in cross-format publications such as TV Globo, the CBC, The Tyee and Global News TV.

Frederick Blichert

Production Assistant. Frederick Blichert is a student at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a Vancouver-based freelance film critic and arts journalist. His film and book reviews, features, essays, and news have appeared in various publications internationally. He recently completed a monograph on Joss Whedon’s 2005 cult film Serenity, which will be published by Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press in 2017.

Stefan Labbé

Production Assistant. Stefan Labbé is a Vancouver-based journalist whose work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, OpenCanada and the CBC. He has covered a little bit of everything, from indigenous sexuality to international security. As a graduate student at the UBC School of Journalism, he is currently reporting a feature length documentary and is a fellow with the International Reporting Program. When he’s not over-reporting, Stefan enjoys rock climbing in the sun and camping in the rain.

Peter Mothe

Production Assistant. Peter Mothe’s work has been published by CBC Aboriginal, the Globe and Mail, the Georgia Straight, EDGE YK in Yellowknife and the literary blog Escritores del Mundo. He specializes on international indigenous issues.

Christine Brandt

Development and Production Consultant. Twenty-two years of project management experience on dozens of television productions across a number of genres, including documentaries, current affairs, docudramas, reality series and independent features for both Canadian and US broadcasters. Several productions have been award-winning ones. Through the varied roles of producer, writer/director, production manager, and post-production supervisor on a broad span of programs, I have a comprehensive range of creative, financial and business affairs skills.

Rabia Mir

Project Consultant. Rabia Mir is a MA student in Educational Studies at University of British Columbia. Rabia has worked in investment management for six years in US, UK, Singapore and Pakistan. She was also Project Director for United World College in Pakistan where she oversaw the selection, promotion and operational aspects of the program. She graduated from Harvard University in 2007.

Erika Witt

Intern. Erika Witt is a student intern at the Global Reporting Center. She is currently pursuing a degree in Religion, Literature, and Arts as the conclusion of a dual degree program between University of British Columbia and Sciences Po (Institut d’études politiques de Paris). Her past work in student documentary filmmaking has received recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ student chapter of Northern California, and additionally, she has experience as the former co-editor of Sciences Po’s literary and cultural magazine. She hopes to orient her future work around the intersection between culture, politics, and social justice.

Douglas Amundaray

Douglas was born and raised in Venezuela. He has worked as a journalist and has developed a career as a communication and marketing consultant for some government, multinational and private organizations. Douglas moved to Vancouver in 2012 and he’s currently completing a Double Master Degree in Global Communication at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Communication University of China (CUC), where he’s working on how government policy frameworks shape media industries, and the implications of this for the formation of public spheres. He’s building on this work by studying media literacy within alternative and online spaces.

Anne Applebaum

Columnist, Washington Post and Slate. Writes a monthly foreign affairs column for the Washington Post and Slate and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. She received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for her book Gulag: A History.

David Beers

Founder of the Tyee. He has also served as a senior editor at The San Francisco Examiner, Mother Jones magazine and the Vancouver Sun. His writing and editing have garnered numerous prizes in Canada and the U.S.

Tony Burman

Former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News. Spent thirty years as News and Documentary Producer at CBC News, including eight as Editor-in-Chief. He served as Managing Director of Al Jazeera English and is the Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News Media and Technology at Ryerson’s School of Journalism.

Andy Carvin

First Look Media. Is a senior editor at First Look Media and the former social media strategist at NPR. Carvin hsa been recognized for pioneering social media coverage of major global events like the 9/11 attacks, the Indonesian tsunami and the Arab Spring.

Sheila Coronel

Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Is the professor of investigative journalism at Columbia Journalism School, Director of the School’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Author and editor of more than a dozen books.

William Gumede

Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation, former Deputy Editor at The Sowetan. Senior associate and Oppenheimer fellow at St, Antony’s College, Oxford, and author of Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC.

Richard Harris

Former Senior Producer, ABC News & NPR. Winner of 13 Emmy Awards and a DuPont for his work as senior producer of ABC News NIGHTLINE from 1987 to 2005. Also served as senior broadcast producer of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and as Director of PM Programming at National Public Radio.

Nick Kristof

Columnist, New York Times. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning-columnist for The New York Times. Special focus on under-covered global issues.

Donatella Lorch

Former Director, Knight International Press Fellowship. Reporter for more than twenty years, covering wars and conflicts in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek.

Duncan McCue

Reporter, CBC News and is host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio. Has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. His news and current affairs pieces are featured on CBC’s flagship news show, The National. Duncan is also teaches, “Reporting in Indigenous Communities” at UBC’s School of Journalism.

Stephanie Nolen

Latin America Bureau Chief, Globe & Mail. Former South Asia bureau chief for the Globe and Mail, and former Africa bureau chief. Six-time National Newspaper Award winner for her work in Africa, and four-time recipient of the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting.

Scott Peterson

Istanbul Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor. Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and photographer for Getty Images. Reported and photographed conflict and human narratives across three continents.

Martha Raddatz

Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, ABC News. Has also written for the New Republic and is a frequent guest on PBS’s Washington Week.

Sudarsan Raghavan

Cairo Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post. Winner of George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club Awards and the Livingston Award for international reporting.

Ahmed Rashid

Author and Journalist. Daily Telegraph’s Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for more than twenty years. Writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal, the Nation and Daily Times (Pakistan), and is a best-selling author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (which has sold 1.5 million copies and been translated into 22 languages).

David Rohde

American author andNational Security Investigations Editor for Reuters. Atlantic Contributing Editor, CNN Contributor. Won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1996 for his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre for the Christian Science Monitor. Former New York Times South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi. Shared a second Pulitzer Prize for the Times’ 2008 team coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kendyl Salcito

Executive Director, NomoGaia. Develops and pilots tools for corporate human rights due diligence. She also conducts human rights impact assessments for human health consulting firm NewFields and is a research fellow at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel.

Emilio San Pedro

Coordinating Editor, BBC Monitoring. Editor on BBC News multimedia desk, and former Americas editor for BBC World Service. Longtime NPR radio host.

Anya Schiffrin

Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, director of the Technology, Media, and Communications (TMaC) specialization. Former journalist for Reuters, The Industry Standard, former bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires, and former editor-in-chief of The Turkish Times. Schiffrin is on the advisory board of the Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and of Revenue Watch Institute. Her most recent book is “Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World” (New Press 2014).


Bonnie Sherr Klein

Filmmaker. Director, producer, author, motivational speaker, disability rights activist. Bonnie Sherr Klein is a veteran award-winning filmmaker, most renowned for her passionate National Film Board documentary Not A Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981).

Rodrigo Silva de Paula

Founder of the International Center for Dialogue and Education (ICDE). Global social entrepreneur, strategic communications consultant and investigative reporter. He has written for some of Brazil’s largest newspapers and networks and received protection in North America after exposing corruption in the country.

Joel Simon

Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists. Runs the leading organization dedicated to protection of reporters worldwide. Recipient of the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights and a News & Documentary Emmy for his work in defense of press freedom.

Martin Smith

Producer, PBS Frontline. Longtime producer for PBS Frontline, covering revolution in Central America, the fall of communism in Russia, and the war in Iraq. Among the first journalists to investigate Col. Oliver North’s clandestine network and one of the first western reporters to investigate the emergence of Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network.

Susan Talalay

Secretary, Alfred Friend Press Partners. Secretary at a non-profit dedicated to building newsrooms that work towards maintaining an informed public via collaboration with international journalists and other organizations with the shared goals. From 1994 to 2003, Susan ran the Knight International Press Fellowship Program (now the Knight International Journalism Fellowships) at the International Center for Journalists (ICJ).

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Yuen Ying Chan

Yuen Ying Chan is the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Chan has also spent 23 years working as a journalist in New York, and is the recipient of the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, and won the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists.