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  1. James Ball, Britain, is an award-winning data journalist working on the Guardian's investigations team. He was a core journalist on several of the newspaper's data-driven investigations, including the publication of the NSA files received from Edward Snowden, the Reading the Riots project, its reporting on the WikiLeaks' Guantanamo Bay files, and the Guardian's extensive reporting relating to the ICIJ's Offshore Leaks series. 

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  2. Lars Bové, Belgium, is a journalist at the Belgian newspaper De Tijd and a teacher in journalism in Brussels (Campus Persgroep) and Antwerp (Lessius Hogeschool).

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  3. Walid Batrawi, Palestine, is the Director of Projects for BBC Media Action in Palestine, and a trainer/coach with the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.

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  4. Maud Beelman, United States, is deputy managing editor at The Dallas Morning News, where she directs a team of special projects reporters.

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  5. Helena Bengtsson, Sweden and Britain, is editor for data projects at the Guardian in London.

    Before that she spent twenty years at Sveriges Television, the national broadcasting company of Sweden. There she served as database editor for the news and current affairs department for seven years. 

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  6. Sven Bergman, Sweden, is a freelance investigative reporter and a producer for the program “Uppdrag Granskning” on SVT, Swedish Public Broadcasting.

    Starting in 1991, Bergman traveled in closed and occupied East Timor and Burma, reporting for The Washington Post and Swedish Public Radio. Bergman has participated in a number of cross- border investigations on corrupt arms deals, illegal commercial fisheries and charges of torture in United Nations peace-keeping missions.

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  7. Linton Besser, Australia, is a multi-award-winning investigative reporter whose work has exposed corruption in the public service, the police and at the highest levels of Australia's business community.

    His journalism has appeared in print in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Bulletin, and he has also worked at Channel Nine, a national commercial television station. In 2013, he took a position as an investigative reporter for Australia's public broadcaster, the ABC.

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  8. Michael Bilton, Britain, has spent 30 years working as a British investigative journalist, working for the London Sunday Times and Yorkshire Television - which was one of the UK's most prestigious documentary film making companies.

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  9. Sandra Bartlett, Canada, is an award winning reporter and producer based in Toronto. She worked on the ICIJ projects Secrecy for Sale and Skin and Bone. Bartlett worked as a producer and reporter in NPR's Investigative Unit based in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting,as well as individual journalists in Canada and Europe Read complete profile »
  10. Bill Birnbauer, Australia, is senior lecturer in journalism at Monash University in Melbourne.

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  11. Tamás Bodoky, Hungary, is editor-in-chief of atlatszo.hu, a Hungarian watchdog organization and investigative news portal, and assistant professor at Károli Gáspár University in Budapest.

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  12. Joop Bouma, Netherlands, is an editor and reporter for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw, where he has covered environmental and criminal beats and has also served as national editor.

    Previously, Bouma was a crime reporter and national news editor at various daily newspapers in the eastern and northern parts of the Netherlands.

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  13. Steve Bradshaw, Britain, a television documentarian at the BBC with over 40 years' experience in broadcast journalism, has conducted investigative reports on Africa, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. In 1999, Bradshaw won the ICIJ Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, along with BBC colleague Mike Robinson, for When Good Men Do Nothing, a documentary that highlighted the knowing inaction of Western powers during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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  14. Stefaans Brümmer, South Africa, is a managing partner at the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit which develops investigative journalism in the public interest.

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  15. David Burnham, United States, is an award-winning investigative reporter and the co-founder and co-director of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which provides data on federal investigative and regulatory agencies.

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  16. Uri Blau, Israel, is an investigative journalist specializing in military and political affairs, corruption and transparency. Blau started his career in 1994 at the Jerusalem weekly Kol Hai'r and in 2005 joined Tel Aviv's Haaretz newspaper. He is currently a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

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