Christina Goldbaum – ‘Strong evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces massacred civilians in Somalia’, The Daily Beast

Christina Goldbaum is an independent reporter and producer based in Kenya and Somalia. She works in print, still photography and television covering human rights, humanitarian crises and conflict. Her print bylines include the New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal and has shot news segments and documentaries for PBS NewsHour, VICE, Al Jazeera and others.

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Carole Cadwalladr – ‘Cambridge Analytica’, Guardian/Observer

Carole Cadwalladr is a features writer for the Observer and formerly worked for the Daily Telegraph. Her outstanding investigations into Brexit malpractice have had particular impact in Britain this year.


Olivier Sarbil & James Jones – ‘The fight for Mosul’, Channel 4

Olivier Sarbil is a French documentary director and cinematographer based in London. Over the past decade, Olivier has covered conflicts and critical social issues across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

James Jones is a British director who makes films for international television and theatrical release. His films have covered countries like North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and, most recently the Philippines for a feature documentary about the drugs war that he is making with Olivier.


Khalil Hamra – ‘Gaza protests driven by desperation’, AP

Khalil Hamra is a Palestinian photographer born in Kuwait who works for the AP. He made the news himself when he was injured while documenting demonstrations in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.