2024 Journalism prize finalist

Daniel De Simone

BBC News

Daniel De Simone is an investigations correspondent for BBC News, where he researches stories involving injustice, crime, and violent extremism. Recent investigations include the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, which has led to a recently announced official review of the case by an independent police force, and an abusive MI5 agent, a story the government tried to stop by taking the BBC to court. Daniel previously worked as a producer in the BBC’s home affairs team.

His shortlisted pieces are:


The tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence and the subsequent bungling of the police investigation is a story that has received plenty of coverage over many years but Daniel De Simone’s investigatory work has provided a genuine revelation.  The naming of a new suspect in Stephen Lawrence’s murder is as a direct result of De Simone’s work is investigative journalism at its best.
– David Gauke, 2024 Orwell Prize for Journalism judge