Here’s our 2019 Jury.
Every year, our Jury selects the best works of investigative journalism among hundreds of submissions, awarding brave reporters and video-makers from all over the world.
Naomi is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. Her books have been translated into over 35 languages. Klein is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept. She is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow of The Nation Institute and contributor to the Nation Magazine. Recent articles have also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian and Le Monde. In 2018, she was named the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair of Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Avi is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and activist. He is a lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the director and producer of the 2015 feature documentary This Changes Everything and The Take. His 25-year journalism career has spanned theatrically released documentary features and shorts to local news reporting and hosting nationally televised debates. He has appeared on television networks worldwide. Avi is also strategic director and co-founder of The Leap.
Senior Reporter for Al Jazeera English’s People & Power, Juliana has made nearly 50 films in over 30 countries covering human rights and war crimes. She has also turned two films, ‘Pirate Fishing’ and ‘Syria’s Electronic Armies’, into gamified projects and is working on an interactive storytelling app with funding received from the Google DNI. Prior to Al Jazeera she worked for the UN Security Council, various NGOs and some of the world’s leading broadcasters.
Jeremy is one of the founders of the online publication ‘The Intercept’ and the author of the bestselling books ‘Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield’ and ‘Blackwater’. Investigative reporter and war correspondent, his work has sparked several congressional investigations. He was twice awarded the George Polk Award. He is also a producer and writer of the 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary ‘Dirty Wars’.
Kim is a documentary filmmaker. She studied camera and directing at England’s National Film School, where she made her first two films, ‘Pride of Place’ and ‘Theatre Girls’. Many others followed, featuring inspiring women from Britain and North Ireland, Japan, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, India, USA. Her film ‘Sisters in Law’ won two prizes at Cannes, and ‘Dreamcatcher’ opened at Sundance. She is now finishing ‘Shooting the Mafia’ about Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Charlie is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian, commissioning and acquiring new short documentaries from all around the world. The Guardian is one of the world’s most read English Language news and storytelling sources, with 200m monthly unique browser visits. Charlie was previously Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest for 7 years before joining The Guardian in 2014 to create the documentary strand, and prior to that he was Editor of FourDocs for Channel 4.
Andrea is Chief Operating Officer of Fremantle. Based in London, he has responsibility for the group’s strategy, M&A, legal and business affairs, as well as the company’s operations across Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, France and Portugal), Brazil, Mexico and Israel and its UK scripted labels Euston Films and Hare&Tortoise. He is a member of Fremantle’s global operating board and its investment committee. He is also chair of Fremantle’s production companies Wildside (Italy), Miso Film (Scandinavia) and Abot Hameiri (Israel) and serves on the board of Kwai and Fontaram in France. Previously, he was responsible over all Sky Italia programming excluding sports, leading a team of over 500 people.
Jean is a managing producer for ‘Temps Présent’, a leading magazine of the Swiss Public TV, RTS. Born in 1962 in Lausanne, he started as an investigative journalist in Switzerland, and then moved to Africa, where he covered for BBC, Libération, the Swiss radio and newspapers. Before joining ‘Temps Présent’ in 2001, he launched a Sunday newspaper (Dimanche.ch). He is the author of more than 20 documentaries. His work in Rwanda has been exhibited at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum.
A journalist for 30 years, Claudine became producer for many current affairs and investigative programmes in Canada. For many years, she has been executive producer for the TV programme Enquête, at the public broadcaster Société Radio-Canada. During this time, Enquête received 7 Gémeaux awards. She also won 4 awards for investigative stories broadcasted in Canada. She’s currently implementing international partnerships and investigative collaboration projects.
Swedish-born, Nils is one of the most celebrated Scandinavian journalists. He started his career in daily newspapers in 1968, at age of 16, and became an investigative reporter at Göteborgs-Posten in 1986. He then moved to TV4 and finally to the Swedish public broadcaster SVT. Here, since 2004 he has been the editor-in-chief of the award-winning programme Uppdrag granskning (Mission Investigate).
As a manager, Riccardo has spent over 15 years bringing internationally-acclaimed documentaries, fiction movies and TV series into the Italian market. After having worked for several premium channels (Cult Network, Fox Channels Italy, Sky Italia) he contributed to launch the free channel Cielo and its original productions. He is Head of business, content and communication for the Feltrinelli Group channel EFFE TV; he also manages the Sky channel LaF, and the group’s distribution label Feltrinelli Real Cinema.
Since January 2013, Marco is Head of News for the French-German broadcaster Arte. Before that he was head of Arte Reportage, defining future editorial guidelines for the broadcaster’s television and web section.
Alexandre is the founder and CEO of Upian, an interactive and creative studio that provides online content for agencies and media companies. He is one of the world’s major players in the production of web documentaries and hybrid multimedia contents, somewhere between documentary cinema and digital storytelling.
Journalist and documentarist, Alberto wrote for several Italian newspapers and magazines and worked for a long time at Rai, producing both TV and radio shows. A former correspondent for Sciuscià, Raggio Verde, Anno Zero and Report, he is now a freelance journalist.