Ian Urbina

Ian Urbina

Director and Founder, The Outlaw Ocean Project

Ian Urbina is the director of The Outlaw Ocean Project, a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington DC that produces investigative stories about human rights, environment and labor concerns on the two thirds of the planet covered by water.

Before founding The Outlaw Ocean Project, Urbina spent roughly 17 years as a staff reporter for The New York Times. He has received various journalism awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, two George Polk Awards and an Emmy. Several of his investigations have also been converted into major motion pictures.

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