Juliana Ruhfus is the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s award-winning “People & Power” investigative and current affairs strand. In 2006 her film “Army of Discontent” about Liberia’s child combatant’s launched Al Jazeera English’s programming content the day the channel went on air. Since then Juliana has made over 30 films, including a number of investigative and under-cover reports and a five-part series on lawsuits against multinationals.
At the heart of Juliana’s film are the often complex and tragic human stories behind the headlines. In 2010 her reporting was awarded with the Ochberg Fellowship for Coverage of Violence and Trauma and a year later Juliana received a scholarship for Harvard’s Global Mental Health Program.
Juliana is a native German who has lived in Tanzania and Kenya and is now based in London. Prior to working for Al Jazeera she has worked freelance for various international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, WDR (Germany) and NHK (Japan). She has also undertaken two expert consultancies for the UN Security Council monitoring the arms trade in Somalia.