Shooting the messengers

The life of a war correspondent has never been cheaper. Travel, equipment… even the pay cheque is lighter. But the rules of engagement are different in today’s street-level combat zones, where the press corps’ blue flak jacket offers little protection against conflicts and more journalists than ever are paying the ultimate price for the scoop. […]

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. […]

Sue Lloyd Roberts

Sue Lloyd Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked with ITN, Channel 4 News and Channel 4 documentaries before joining the BBC as a Special Correspondent. She has reported extensively for Newsnight, including reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea. Her investigative reporting has won her a string of awards, […]

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is Istanbul bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor, and covers the Middle East from Istanbul, Turkey. Peterson joined The Monitor in 1996 as the Moscow bureau chief, during which time he covered events from Algiers to Beirut to Tehran, as well as Russia and Central Asia. In 1999, he travelled with the […]

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is one of the best-known journalists in the world. He is Middle East Correspondent for the Independent and has reported on the region for more than 30 years. During his career, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon. Fisk has won more British and International Journalism awards than any […]

Remy Ourdan

Remy Ourdan is a French journalist who is a deputy editor of newspaper Le Monde. In 1992 Ourdan began as a reporter in Sarajevo, and covered the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war for four years. In the Balkans, he also covered the Kosovo war and Serbia after the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. In Africa, […]

Peter Tinti

Peter Tinti is a freelance journalist covering politics, culture and security in West Africa. Tinti has written for a range of major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and The Independent. Formerly based in Bamako, Mali, he is currently based in Abuja, Nigeria. Recommended articles Foreign Policy: […]

Paul Wood

Paul Wood is the World Affairs correspondent for the BBC. He was previously the defense and Middle East correspondent for the channel. Wood has covered violence and conflict in former Yugoslavia, Libya, Sudan and Darfur. Most recently he has been reporting on the conflict in Syria from inside Homs. In 2004 his Iraq coverage won both the television prize […]

Mark Willacy

Mark Willacy is an Australian journalist who is currently North Asia correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Willacy previously served as Middle East correspondent for the channel, during which time he won his first Walkley Award – Australia’s highest journalism honor- for his coverage of the Iraq war in 2003. He received his second […]

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 […]

Marc Marginedas

Marc Marginedas is a Spanish journalist who is currently a special correspondent in Syria for El Periodico de Catalunya, a Barcelona-based newspaper. Marc has been a correspondent for El Periodico for twenty years, starting his career covering the Algerian civil war. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent in Moscow, where he reported on the […]

Karen Marón

Karen Marón is an Argentine freelance war correspondent who specializes in armed conflict and international politics in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Marón gained international recognition for her work during the military occupation of Iraq, where she reported on the torture being inflicted at Abu Ghraib, and interviewed various resistance groups. She was […]