Ben Anderson is an investigative journalist of global concerns, also a writer and a television reporter. He made Holidays in the Axis of Evil, traveling secretly through Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Libya. He spent two months in Helmand with the Grenadier Guards to film Taking on the Taliban. He has looked into topics of slave labour in Dubai, deforestaion, world champion boxing, and drug trade.
His book, No Worse Enemy (2012) covers his experiences in Afghanistan. His recent documentary, This is What Winning Looks Like, follows American and British Troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and the real affects of this, from the Afghan interpretors left behind to the NGO-operated hospitals that continue to cope with increasing numbers. This recent work won the Frontline Club Award and the Beyaux-Calvados Award.
He has been to Borris every year except 2014, silencing audiences with his extraordinarily brave documentaries, many from conflict zones. In 2014 he joined Vice News, telling us the stories that should be front page news without holding back.