John McGhie is a successful, award-winning journalist and film-maker. Starting his career in print, he worked in Sydney and London for Associated Press and became Political Correspondent on The Observer in London. Moving to TV, he worked at the BBC as an investigative reporter on Public Eye, Panorama and Correspondent making films on the security industry, drug companies, the IRA and the army. A major investigation into historical war crimes committed during the Mau Mau conflict in Kenya won the special Red Cross prize at the Monte Carlo film festival. As head of the Investigations Unit for C4 News, he was Winner of the New York Golden Globes Award for Best TV News Investigation (showing how the UN was involved with sex trafficking in Sarajevo).
Outside of TV, John has worked as a campaigning journalist for major development agencies, was the Editor of an Internet news channel and co-wrote the Rough Guide to Yugoslavia. Half Norwegian and born in Saigon, he has lived or worked in many different countries but now resides in Whitstable, Kent where he is a senior journalism lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is married with two children.