Aaron Glantz, senior reporter, Reveal (US)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.” Glantz has reported across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a broad range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, ABC News and the PBS NewsHour, where his work has twice been nominated for a national Emmy Award. Awards include a George Foster Peabody Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award and Online News Association award. Fellowships include the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, the DART Center Ochberg Fellowship at Columbia University and the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism at the Carter Center. He is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California office.
Liz Gooch, journalist and producer, Al Jazeera
Liz Gooch is an Australian journalist who has been based in Asia for more than a decade. She has reported for a range of international media organisations including Al Jazeera, the International New York Times, CNN and the South China Morning Post. As the New York Times’ Malaysia correspondent, she covered issues such as the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, street protests calling for free and fair elections, the rising influence of conservative Islam and the exploitation of refugees and migrants such as domestic helpers. She currently lives in Kuala Lumpur and works as a producer for 101 East, Al Jazeera’s award-winning weekly current affairs program covering the Asia Pacific. 101 East features investigative reporting from around the region, covering issues as diverse as the killing of North Korea’s Kim Jong Nam to Malaysia’s underground baby trade, sexual abuse within the Philippines’ Catholic Church and medics under fire in Afghanistan. Prior to moving overseas, Liz started her career at The Age in Melbourne.
Andrew Quilty, freelance photojournalist (Australia/Afghanistan)
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism — the Polk Award for photojournalism, and a Picture of the Year International award. In 2016 a selection of Quilty's work from Afghanistan, After Enduring Freedom, was exhibited at the world's premier festival for photojournalism, Visa Pour L'Image, in Perpignan, France.
Mark Willacy, investigative reporter, ABC
Mark Willacy is an investigative reporter for the ABC’s National Reporting Team and is based in Brisbane. Before that he was a foreign correspondent for 10 years in the Middle East and North Asia, reporting for the ABC in more than 30 countries. He has won three Walkley Awards, including for his coverage of the 2003 Iraq War and the 2011 Japan tsunami and nuclear meltdowns. Mark’s book about the meltdowns, Fukushima, was longlisted for a Walkley Book Award and is being translated into Japanese. He has won the Eureka Prize for journalism and is a former Queensland Journalist of the Year.