Iain Overton

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Biographical Details

In September 2009 the former executive producer at ITN, Iain Overton, became the head of new UK-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ).

"Set up with a £2 million grant from the David and Elaine Potter Foundation, it is also supported by Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times; Seymour Hersh, who has been at the forefront of investigative journalism for decades; and Nick Davies, award-winning investigative reporter and author of Flat Earth News.

"Overton has worked in over 50 countries for the BBC and Channel 4. He has won a number of awards for his films, including a Peabody, a OneWorld Media Award and a BAFTA Scotland." [1]

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  1. Iain Overton to head UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism, journalism.co.uk, accessed January 15, 2011.