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John Sweeney

John Sweeney

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John Sweeney is a writer and journalist who, while working for the BBC, has challenged dictators, despots, cult leaders, con artists and crooked businessmen for many years. As a reporter, first for the Observer and then for the BBC, Sweeney has covered wars and chaos in more than eighty countries and been undercover to a number of tyrannies, including Chechnya, North Korea and Zimbabwe. Over the course of his career, John has won an Emmy, two Royal Television Society Awards, a Sony Gold Award, a What the Papers Say Journalist of the Year Award, an Amnesty International Award and the Paul Foot Award.

Books by John Sweeney

Putin's Prisoner

The first account from a prisoner of war in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A shocking, hugely powerful memoir by British-born Ukrainian marine Aiden Aslin, who spent six months in Russian captivity.

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Killer in the Kremlin

An explosive account of Putin's presidency and his long-term ambitions, including first-hand reporting from the invasion of Ukraine.

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North Korea Undercover

A unique and timely account of life in North Korea

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