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Clayton Swisher

Director of Investigative Journalism

Clayton Swisher is a Doha-based reporter and Director of Investigative Journalism for Al Jazeera Media Network.


In 2011, sources provided Swisher with The Palestine Papers, a trove more than 1,600 confidential records charting the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations for over a decade.


A year later, he delivered What Killed Arafat?, earning the CINE Golden Eagle and nominations for RTS, BAFTA, and Monte Carlo Film Festival.


Swisher has also reported in Pakistan's Bin Laden Dossier, Killing Arafat, Egypt’s Lost Power, and most recently, The Spy Cables.

He is the author of two scholarly books on the Arab-Israeli conflict: The Truth About Camp David (New York: Nation Books, 2004) and The Palestine Papers: The End of the Road? (London: Hesperus Press, 2011).


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