London, United Kingdom
Jack Shenker is an award-winning journalist and author based in London and Cairo. Formerly Egypt correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, his work has also covered Gaza, Central Asia, Southern Africa, the US, the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines around the world.
His stories have been recognised with several international prizes. In 2011 his coverage of the Egyptian revolution won the Amnesty International Gaby Rado award for excellence in human rights reporting. His investigation into ecological disaster and the rise of separatist nationalism in the central Asian republic of Karakalpakstan won the 2011 Foreign Press Association award for Environment Story of the Year. He was also long-listed for the Orwell Prize for political journalism.
In 2012 his investigation into the deaths of African migrants in the Mediterranean - whose cries for help were apparently ignored by European military units - was awarded news story of the year at the One World media awards, where he was also shortlisted for journalist of the year. A Guardian film on Egypt, football and revolution, made by Jack, Simon Hanna and Richard Sprenger, won a Webby award for the best online sports video.
As well as recent projects in Scotland, London and Marikana, Jack is currently working on a book exploring Egypt, revolution and counter-revolution, to be published by Allen Lane and Penguin / Random House in January 2016.