Jack Losh is a journalist, photographer and filmmaker with a focus on conflict, conservation and humanitarian issues.
PRINT: His words and photos are published by world-class media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC News, The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek, Granta, The New Statesman, The Times, Politico, Foreign Policy, Prospect Magazine, The Independent, Al Jazeera English, The Telegraph and VICE News.
BROADCAST: Jack has directed and produced documentaries for Al Jazeera English and The Guardian, which have been shown at international film festivals and nominated at top-tier awards. He has spoken on major broadcasters—BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, NPR, Al Jazeera, CBC News, Public Radio International—and helped produce live, on-the-ground programming for NBC News during the London and Manchester terror attacks, the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Notre Dame fire.
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After war broke out in eastern Ukraine, Jack went there to cover the conflict as a freelancer, renting a room in Donetsk and reporting on both the battlefront and humanitarian disaster. Since then, with assignments spanning Europe, Africa and the Middle East, he has interviewed and embedded with Russia-backed militias, the Kurds' stateless football team, Chadian and Sudanese warlords, Ukrainian dissidents on the run, MSF doctors in frontline towns and Kenya's last surviving WWII veterans. He has joined Central African wildlife rangers on counter-poaching operations, met with former child soldiers in rebel-held areas and lived with threatened Pygmy communities in remote rainforest. Reporting from refugee camps and forgotten crisis zones, his journalism seeks to draw attention to the world’s most vulnerable, showcasing the resilience of marginalised groups facing poverty and persecution.
Jack graduated from the University of Bristol with a first-class honours degree in English Literature and later worked in London as a staff journalist with the national press. He is a recipient of a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to document civil war in the Central African Republic. As a member of the Frontline Freelance Register, he has carried out hostile environment training and adheres firmly to the ACOS Alliance principles of freelance journalist safety and ethical news-gathering. Jack has also undertaken short-term contract work with UNHCR to raise awareness of the displacement crisis in central Africa and had numerous journalistic embeds in high-risk areas with other leading NGOs and UN agencies, including African Parks, Danish Demining Group, UNICEF, War Child and the World Food Programme. He has previously carried out research for Lonely Planet and written travel pieces in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
AWARDS / GRANTS:
• One World Media Awards 2019 (Longlisted: New Voice and Print)
• Kurt Schork Awards 2018 (Finalist: Freelance category)
• Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant to report in the Central African Republic, 2018
• Amnesty Media Awards 2018 (Longlisted, Feature category)
• Kurt Schork Awards 2017 (Finalist: Freelance category)
• One World Media Awards 2017 (Shortlisted: New Voice, Print, Short Film categories)
• RTS Television Journalism Awards 2017 (Nominated: Short Film category)
• Frontline Club Awards 2016 (Shortlisted: Print category)
• Bradt Travel Writing Awards 2013 (Shortlisted)