Amanda Sperber

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Amanda Sperber is a multi-award-winning correspondent, investigative journalist, and multimedia story-teller. Her work has prompted changes to U.S. military policy, high-profile reports from international human rights organizations, and open congressional letters to the military. Since Sperber started reporting on U.S. airstrikes in Somalia, the military admitted its first civilian casualties since it began carrying out strikes in 2007. It also instituted a civilian casualty reporting protocol.

Sperber won the Kurt Schork Memorial Award (Freelancer Category) for her investigations in Somalia. She won the One World Media Award (Popular Features Category) for her coverage of sexualized violence in South Sudan’s civil war. Her work has been recognized by the Frontline Club and the Amnesty International Media Awards. She is an IACC-Transparency International “Young Journalist” and a partner with Type Investigate. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Sperber is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register. She completed RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) training in 2015 and was HEFAT certified in 2017.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020