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These are the journalism prize entries

Glenn Patterson and Conor Garrett

Glenn Patterson has published eleven novels and five works of non-fiction, most recently The Last Irish Question: Will Six Into Twenty-Six Ever Go? (Head of Zeus) He co-wrote the feature film Good Vibrations (BBC Films) and is currently Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.

Conor Garrett is a BBC audio documentary producer based in Belfast. He makes programmes for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3, World Service and BBC Northern Ireland. His work has been recognised through Celtic Media and PPI awards and Conor won a Special Commendation at the 2021 Prix Europa Festival.

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Gabriel Gatehouse and Lucy Proctor

Gabriel Gatehouse went into journalism after failing to cut it as a jazz pianist. Instead he began cutting reel-to-reel tape with a razor at the BBC’s Russian language service, and has since gone on to become an award-winning foreign correspondent. He is Newsnight’s International Editor.

Lucy Proctor grew up in Swindon and started out in local newspapers and then TV development before joining BBC News in 2010. She produces and presents radio documentaries, podcasts and films specialising in investigative journalism and political subcultures.

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Ali Fowle, Aun Qi Koh, Drew Ambrose

Ali Fowle is a freelance journalist and filmmaker from Edinburgh. Passionate about investigation, her work focuses on illicit trade, trafficking, human rights, law and justice and she has extensive experience on stories related to conflict and civil disobedience. She specialises in the Asia Pacific region where she has lived since 2009.

Aun Qi Koh is an investigative journalist based in Malaysia. Before joining Al Jazeera in 2019, she was a subeditor at online news portal Malaysiakini. She has produced stories on various social justice issues including Malaysian custodial deaths, the plight of Filipino nurses abroad and targeted killings of Afghan women.

Drew Ambrose works across the Asia-Pacific region as a foreign correspondent, investigative journalist and documentary producer. He has been a digital lead for multiple interactive, virtual reality and online projects. His intrepid reporting has won 35 global media prizes including the 2021 One World Media International Journalist of the Year.

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Polina Ivanova

Polina Ivanova is a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, covering Russia and Ukraine. Born in St Petersburg and raised in the UK, she moved back to Russia to cover the country for Reuters, first as a commodities reporter and then a Special Correspondent on the investigative team.

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Billy Perrigo

Billy Perrigo is a journalist at TIME magazine who writes mostly about social media and artificial intelligence. Much of his reporting focuses on how tech companies are restructuring power in the world, with a focus on the fallout for marginalized communities, workers, and people living in postcolonial states.

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Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling is a freelance journalist and author who writes regularly for the Guardian, London Review of Books and others about migration, nationalism and human rights. His most recent book, Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, was shortlisted for the 2019 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.

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Neil Munshi

Neil Munshi is an editor at Bloomberg in West Africa. He spent the previous decade at the FT, as a correspondent in Lagos, New York, Chicago and Bombay. He was born in Milwaukee and lives in Lagos with his wife and two children.

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Tam Hussein

An award winning investigative journalist focusing on conflict, terrorism, refugees and human trafficking. Currently contributing editor to New Lines Magazine and specialist producer for ITV News. His books include To The Mountains: My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan, The Travels of Ibn Fudayl and The Darkness Inside (forthcoming).

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George Monbiot

George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental activist. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human lifeHeat: how to stop the planet burning; and Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan. His viral videos include How Wolves Change Rivers (viewed on YouTube over 40m times) and Nature Now, co-presented with Greta Thunberg (over 60m views). George’s latest book, Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, will be published in May 2022.

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Matthew d’Ancona

Matthew d’Ancona is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, and a columnist for the Evening Standard. He was Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006. His latest book is Identity, Ignorance, Innovation (Hodder). He was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989.

Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik is a columnist and features writer for The Guardian. Her work focuses on British politics and global movements for social inclusion. She is the author of We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind our Age of Discontent.

Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing

Megha Rajagopalan is a senior correspondent for BuzzFeed News in London. Previously she opened BuzzFeed’s China bureau and, before that, worked as a political correspondent for Reuters in Beijing. Alison Killing is an architect and open source investigator. She specialises in geospatial analysis. Over the past few years her work has focused on migration to Europe and Xinjiang’s camps.

Christo Grozev, Aric Toler, Pieter van Huis, Roman Dobrokhotov and Jordan Tsalov

Bellingcat is making open-source and data-driven investigations, that in recent years have uncovered multiple crimes and clandestine operations throughout the world. Our Russian probes are led by Christo Grozev, who alongside Aric Toler, Pieter van Huis, Roman Dobrokhotov and Yordan Tsalov, revealed Kremlin’s involvement in the Navalny poisoning, Russia’s Clandestine Chemical Weapons Programme and many assassinations conducted by the country’s security services.

Tom McTague

Tom McTague grew up in County Durham. His first job in journalism was at the Independent on Sunday, where he later returned as political editor. He’s a staff writer at The Atlantic and co-authored the 2017 election book, Betting the House. He lives in London with his wife and two children.




Jack Shenker

Jack Shenker is a London-based journalist who writes about how power works and how it gets subverted – particularly by those on the margins – as well as anything else that springs to mind. His latest book is ‘Now We Have Your Attention’, published by The Bodley Head and Vintage.

Ciaran Jenkins

Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News. He is known for robust interviews and breaking stories, including several important investigations. He joined Channel 4 News in 2012 and has reported from around the world. He is from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and now lives in Glasgow.