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. […]

Tim Franks

Tim Franks presents Newshour and Hardtalk on the BBC. Previously, he served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Franks was an embedded reporter with British forces in Iraq in 2003, and thereafter became Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite being moved into a presenter role, he […]

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 […]

Rana Jawad

Rana Jawad is an academic and journalist who has reported on the Middle East and North Africa. One of only two foreign correspondents based in Tripoli in February 2011, in the midst of the protests which led to the Libyan civil war, she contributed some of the first reporting from the conflict. After covering the conflict […]

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 […]

Orla Guerin

Orla Guerin is an Irish correspondent for BBC News. She has covered the Kosovo conflict, the disaster aboard the Russian submarine Kursk, the Basque conflict in Northern Spain, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and violence in Pakistan. Before her career with the BBC, she worked with RTÉ. During her time at the BBC, she has been affiliated […]

Nir Rosen

Nir Rosen is an American journalist, photographer and filmmaker who specialises in US foreign policy in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. Rosen has reported from numerous conflict zones including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia, but is particularly known for his in-depth reports chronicling the 2003 Iraq war. He is a fellow at the New York […]

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 […]

Matthew Price

Matthew Price is a foreign correspondent for the BBC. Although he is now based in Brussels as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent, he has extensive experience reporting from war zones. As the BBC’s Belgrade correspondent, he covered events across the former Yugoslavia and Albania, before moving to Jerusalem to cover the Middle East. He has covered […]

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 […]

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is an NPR international correspondent covering South America. Previously based in Israel, Garcia-Navarro covered events in the Middle East, and was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Her coverage of the Arab Spring earned her a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award […]