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Ben Mauk

An investigative journalist and writer, he regularly publishes in such media outlets as The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and Granta. He has taught English Literature and Writing at the University of Iowa and is co-founder of the creative writing centre, Berlin Writers’ Workshop. This is the fifth year he has been participating in a programme of the prestigious Pulitzer Center which finances projects of investigative reporting. His coverage of the persecution of the Uyghurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang has been internationally applauded and recognised with prizes including the New York University Award for Investigative Reporting and the Jamal Khashoggi Award. He has recently participated in making the documentary Reeducated (The New Yorker, directed by Sam Wolson, 2021), a virtual reality project that investigates the Uyghur detention centres in Xinjiang, and winner of a Special Jury Recognition for Immersive Journalism at the SXSW Film Festival.

Update: 13 May 2021


Has participated in

The Ubiquitous Eye: Digital Surveillance in Xinjiang

Ben Mauk and Manel Ollé