Allan Nairn

Allan Nairn is an American investigative journalist who became well known when he was imprisoned by Indonesian military forces under United States-backed strongman Suharto while reporting in East Timor. His writings have focused on U.S. foreign policy in such countries as Haiti, Guatemala, Indonesia, and East Timor. He has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial First Prize, the George Polk Award for Journalism for Magazine Reporting and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his reporting.