Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera who focuses on the Arab world, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khodr has worked in the news industry for over 15 years, including posts at Al Jazeera’s online and Arabic language services, MBC, Emirates Dubai Television, the BBC’s World Service and CNN. Her reporting on the fall […]

Teresa Bo

Teresa Bo is a Latin America correspondent for Al Jazeera English. A native Argentinian, she investigates the underside of Argentinian politics and has reported on political corruption and ballot stuffing. She has also carried out major investigations into the ‘war on drugs’ from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. Before joining Al Jazeera, Bo was based in […]

Rima Maktabi

Rima Maktabi is a Lebanese journalist and presenter. A former presenter for al-Arabiya’s prime time news, she gained international recognition for her coverage of the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Maktabi has received awards from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Foundation in Dubai. She later joined CNN […]

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning Sudanese foreign correspondent for CNN. She began her career working for Reuters in 2002, where she was one of the first journalists to give inside reports on the conflict in Darfur. She then worked for Channel 4, where she freelanced from Kabul and reported for the ‘Unreported World’ documentary series. […]

Nic Robertson

Nic Robertson is CNN Senior International Correspondent who is based in the London bureau. Robertson joined CNN in 1990, and has since been covering conflict zones in Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia, Pakistan, and throughout the Middle East. In 2001, Robertson was one of the only Western journalists to report on Taliban-held Afghanistan and provided in-depth and […]

Michael Ware

Michael Ware is an Australian journalist who is best known for his coverage of the war in Iraq. He has worked as a reporter for both Time Magazine and CNN. Ware began his career as Time Magazine’s Afghanistan correspondent, but headed to Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. Ware was one of the few Western journalists […]

Mariana Sánchez

Mariana Sánchez is a Peruvian journalist who is the Latin America Correspondent for Al Jazeera English, based in Caracas. She has covered armed conflict and social and political issues in over 20 countries. Prior to joining the news channel, she worked at CNN Spanish, where she covered the conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya and Afghanistan. Sánchez […]

Kevin Sites

Kevin Sites has been a correspondent for ABC, NBC and CNN, and has reported from a multitude of war zones including Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned fame in 2005 when he covered virtually every major global conflict in one year for his website Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone and as the first internet correspondent […]