David E. Kaplan

David E. Kaplan
  • Executive Director
    Global Investigative Journalism Network

Over 30 years' experience investigating organized crime, terrorism, environmental and financial crime. Reported from two dozen countries, worked with major media on five continents. Former: Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report; Senior Editor, Center for Investigative Reporting; Fulbright Scholar, Japan. Currently, Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of 90 non-profits and NGOs in 40 countries dedicated to investigative reporting, transparency and accountability. Author of: Yakuza, on Japanese mafia; Fires of the Dragon, on murder of journalist Henry Liu; Cult at the End of the World, on Tokyo subway nerve gas attack. Won or shared 20 journalism awards, including honours from Investigative Reporters and Editors, American Bar Association, Overseas Press Club and World Affairs Council.