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. Here’s our amazing 2020 Jury:
Alexander Nanau is a Romanian director and documentary filmmaker. After his first feature documentary, “Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer” (2006), he won an International Emmy “Award for The World According to Ion B.” (2009) and several prizes for “Toto si surorile lui” (2014). In his latest movie, “Colectiv”, Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians—and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.
Mariana van Zeller is a correspondent and investigative journalist. Her investigation “Death by Fentanyl” (2016), which tracked the pharmaceutical and clandestine sources of the deadly opioid, was honored with a DuPont Award, in 2017. A co-founder of the award-winning production company MUCK MEDIA, she currently contributes to National Geographic Explorer, Fusion, and ESPN.
Margo Smit is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, she is the ombudsman for all journalistic productions at Dutch public broadcasting system NPO. Smith was previously ombudsman at news broadcaster NOS, director of the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists, VVOJ and journalism teacher at Rijksuniversiteit Groninge.
Andrea Scrosati 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.
Sasha Joelle Achilli is an Italian/Australian documentary filmmaker specialising in international current affairs. During the last eight years she has investigated war crimes in Syria, produced the critically acclaimed film “Outbreak” about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and investigated the terrorist attack in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall for HBO documentary “Terror at the Mall”. More recently she directed and produced “Murdered for Love”, “Samia Shahid” and “Shadow Commander: Iran’s Military Mastermind”.
Alberto is a journalist and documentarist, vicepresident of DIG. He 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 and founder of Dersu Productions.
Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and interactive producer. She currently works as the the senior reporter for Al Jazeera English’s “People & Power” strand. Juliana joined Al Jazeera English in early 2006 and was part of the team that launched and defined the new channel and the People & Power strand in particular. Prior to joining Al Jazeera Juliana worked as a reporter on Channel 4’s ground-breaking current affairs series Unreported World. Her speciality has always been how to get into difficult and closed places and her work for Channel 4, BBC, WDR, NHK and other international broadcasters earning her and the team nominations for the One World Media, Amnesty International and Rory Peck awards.
Marina Walker Guevara is Executive Editor at the Pulitzer Center. Prior to that, she was ICIJ’s director of strategic initiatives and network. She managed the two largest collaborations of reporters in journalism history: the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers. She has won or co-won more than 50 national and international awards, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Walker Guevara sits on the board of directors of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and is a co-founder of the Latin American Center for Investigative Reporting (CLIP).
Tim Travers Hawkins is an independent director, cinematographer and multimedia artist. His first feature “XY Chelsea”, a portrait of notorious whistleblower Chelsea Manning, was nominated at the Emmy Awards. Tim co-founded the award-winning Colombian film collective “Cinemachete”, whose work included “Oury Jalloh” (2008), and “Posh” (2010).
Anne Koch is the Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network Previously she served as Director of Europe and Central Asia at Transparency International. Her award-winning career in BBC journalism included service as deputy director of the “English World Service”, Executive Editor of the BBC’s flagship radio news and current affairs programs, as well as editor of the World Tonight.
Alexandre Brachet 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.
Hans Peterson Hammer is a Swedish reporter and editor for newspapers and TVs with more than 30 years of experience. In 2006 he won the Gyllene Dynamon, a prize for editors awarded by FGJ, the Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism. Under his leadership, his regional news station won the FGJ award for investigative journalism 5 times and had 10 nominations with 11 reporters. Since 2016 he has been editor and intake for the award winning SVT programme Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Investigate).