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Diarmuid Jeffreys

Head of Investigative Programmes, Al Jazeera America

Biography

Diarmuid Jeffreys is an award-winning journalist and television producer with thirty years’ experience in the media industry. Now based in Doha, he is Head of Investigative Programmes and responsible for Al Jazeera’s People & Power investigative strand, the Africa Investigates series and a variety of stand-alone documentaries. In the last few years, his programmes have won recognition from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International, One World Media, the Rory Peck Trust, the Association of International Broadcasters, Human Trafficking Foundation, and New York Film Festival. The author of three non-fiction books, he has also given evidence about the future of investigative journalism to the UK House of Lords.