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  • Theophilus Abbah, Nigeria, is editor of the newspaper Sunday Trust, based in Abuja.

    Abbah began as an international affairs reporter with the newspaper Punch Limited in Lagos. As chief of the investigative desk for Media Trust Limited, his work exposed a move by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to set up radio and television companies using proxies; showed fraud in the National Judicial Institute; and documented the misuse of debt relief funds.

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  • Heather Abbott, Canada, is the Senior Producer, International coverage, for the CBS Evening News.

    CBS maintains the largest staff of foreign correspondents of any American network, and the flagship evening broadcast has won every major award since the position was created in 2011. The program has been honored five times, including a Peabody and 2 Emmys, for its in-depth coverage of the war in Syria.

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  • Moussa Aksar, Niger, is an investigative journalist who specializes in reporting on security and terrorism. Read Complete Profile »

  • Mahassen al-Emam, Jordan, is the director and founder of the Arab Women Media Center (AWMC), a nongovernmental organization in Jordan that trains women journalists and helps promote the role of media in democracy.

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  • Yevgenia Albats, Russia, is editor-in-chief of the Russian political weekly The New Times. She is also an anchor with the Echo Moskva broadcasting and a recipient of several journalism awards worldwide.

    She received the Golden Pen Award in 1989, the highest journalism honor in the then-Soviet Union. She was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 1990 and a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1993.

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  • Hugo Alconada Mon, Argentina, is investigations editor of the newspaper La Nación. He has previously held positions as Washington correspondent and U.S. bureau chief for the paper.

    Alconada Mon has published articles in regional and national media in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, among other countries. 

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  • Scilla Alecci is an investigative reporter and video journalist for ICIJ. Scilla heads ICIJ's Asia Desk, coordinating the investigative work of ICIJ's partners and members in Asia. A native of Italy, before coming to the U.S., Scilla was based in Tokyo where she worked for Bloomberg News and other news organizations. In 2016 she was a member of the Japanese reporting team that took part in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation, and she recently published a book in Japanese about the project. Her work has also been published by the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Japanese magazine Shukan Asahi and others. Scilla holds master's degrees in East Asian studies, and journalism, and is a member of Italian investigative journalism center IRPI (Investigative Reporting Project Italy.) In addition to being a reporter with ICIJ, Scilla was invited to become an ICIJ member in 2017. Read Complete Profile »
  • Brigitte Alfter, Denmark, is a freelance journalist based in Copenhagen who specializes in European affairs.

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  • Hisham Allam, Egypt, is a writer/producer, blogger and popular columnist, as well as the winner of various investigative reporting awards. His controversial investigations led to his prosecution six times during the Hosni Mubarak era.

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  • Mónica Almeida, Ecuador, is the Quito bureau chief of El Universo newspaper. She has managed the main regional office for two decades, creating a talented team of journalists that is responsible for all the content generated from Ecuador's capital city. Read Complete Profile »

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