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These are the journalism prize entries

Paul Caruana Galizia and Katie Gunning

Paul Caruana Galizia and Katie Gunning are co-creators of the Tortoise Media podcast series Londongrad. Their reporting explored how Britain’s leaders opened the country’s doors to Russian oligarchs, welcoming not just money but corruption. And how, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become impossible for them to keep looking away. Londongrad’s findings led to debates in the House of Lords, a vote in the House of Commons, and inquiries by three different select committees.

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Isobel Cockerell

Isobel Cockerell is a multimedia investigative journalist. Since October 2018 she has been a reporter for Coda Story, covering disinformation, the war on science and authoritarian technology. She has written and worked as a radio reporter and video journalist covering politics, migration, LGBTQ issues, environmental affairs and culture for platforms such as WIRED, The Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, USA Today, Rappler and Eurasianet. She is the founder and producer of Coda LIVE, a new-format live journalism show bringing stories from all over the world to the stage.

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Yogita Limaye with Imogen Anderson, Sanjay Ganguly, and Malik Mudassir Hassan

The BBC’s Yogita Limaye along with Imogen Anderson, Sanjay Ganguly and Malik Mudassir Hassan have been unflinching in their commitment to telling the stories of Afghanistan. Operating in a hostile environment for the press, they continue to put a spotlight on Afghanistan’s deteriorating humanitarian situation and the increasing clampdown on women’s freedoms. They have held the Taliban to account on a number of occasions. Their reports also question the accountability of foreign governments, baring the severity of the impact of international sanctions and the freezing of foreign funds, but also covering the plight of those who helped western governments and have been left behind.

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Madeleine Schwartz

Madeleine Schwartz is a journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of The Dial, a new magazine of international writing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The London Review of Books, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books, where she worked as an editor for several years. Her reporting has been featured on NPR and France 24, and she is a regular commentator on the BBC.

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Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a former deputy editor of the New Statesman, and the author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights. She has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, and New York Times among other publications. Since 2019, she has been on the steering committee for the Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University.

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Wendell Steavenson

Wendell Steavenson is a writer and journalist. She has written for The Guardian, the Financial Times, Granta, and The New Yorker, among other publications, and is the author of three nonfiction books and two novels. Over the past year, she has been reporting from Ukraine for 1843 magazine. She was a Neiman Fellow in 2014 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2021. Her book Circling the Square was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books in 2016.

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Sean Morrison

Sean Morrison is a reporter for the Bristol Cable, specialising in social issues and investigations. The publication of After the Fall concluded a year of original reporting on issues facing council tenants in one of Bristol’s tower blocks, set in the context of a city struggling with an overwhelmed social housing system, for the Bristol Cable’s Life in Lansdowne series.

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Gary Younge

Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. His book Another Day in the Death of America was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books in 2018 and in 2021 he was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism for bringing ‘the eloquence of an expert journalist and the depth of an academic’ to his reporting on the role of racism and inequality in the pandemic.

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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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