John Goetz

John Goetz won the 2022 European Press Prize Distinguished Reporting Award with ‘What Guantánamo made of them.’

John Goetz is an investigative journalist and filmmaker. His work has appeared in Der Spiegelthe Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Los Angeles Timesthe Sunday Times, and The Guardian and his films have been shown on ARD, ARTE, Channel 4, MSNBC, DR and at film festivals around the world. The author of three books, Goetz has also worked as a producer at CBS’s “60 Minutes” and at the CBC’s “fifth estate”. As a staff journalist at Der Spiegel, he won Germany’s Nannen Award for his story about German war crimes in Afghanistan. In 2011, he joined the broadcaster NDR as Editor of Investigations and created the investigative cooperation between the Süddeutsche Zeitung and NDR. His film “Snowden’s Great Escape” won the best documentary award in 2015 from the German Television Academy.  His 90-minute documentary “In Search of Monsters” about the men and women who tortured the former Guantanamo prisoner Mohamadou Slahi was recently featured in a “This American Life” episode and will be released in North America later in 2022.

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