I am an investigative journalist with 15 years experience exploring political corruption, national security and transparency issues for news outlets such as Haaretz, TheMarker, UK’s Channel 4, PBS’s Frontline, Fuji TV News, BBC World Service, Harper’s Weekly, ProPublica, Mashable, the Nation, the Jewish Week, and others.
I am a member at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and a highly skilled researcher accustomed to synthesizing complex information, which includes dataset analysis. I have carried out hard-hitting, in-depth, often data-driven research projects working as a print journalist and field producer in the US, Israel, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Japan.
Articles I am especially proud in include those revealing the racist t-shirt designs of IDF soldiers; investigations into the alleged corruption of former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, FM Avigdor Lieberman and former PM Ehud Barak ; and a very personal exploration of history, refugees, and my ancestors.
In 2012, I became the first Israeli journalist ever to be charged and convicted for possession of classified information. That precedent was a result of a 2008 article published in Haaretz, exposing covert targeted assassinations of Palestinians in direct violation of Supreme Court rulings. The conviction caused Freedom House to drop Israel to ‘Partially Free’ status in its 2013 “Freedom of the Press Index”.
During 2014 I was based in Cambridge as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, where I researched models for sustainable investigative platforms.
In 2015 I received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting, enabling me to conduct a months-long data and field investigation in order to map the trail of tax-exempt donations from the U.S. to Jewish settlements. Print, digital and video Products of the investigation were published under a special project page in Haaretz.
I am fluent in English and Hebrew and throughout my career I’ve been invited to give lectures and attend conferences around the world to explain the current state of Israel’s media, whistleblowers, and freedom of press.
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