Andrei Soldatov

Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, author and Russian security services expert. He is the co-founder and editor of the website, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities.

Victoria Amelina

Victoria Amelina was a Ukrainian novelist and war crimes investigator. She authored two novels and a children’s book as well as winning the Joseph Conrad Literary Award prior to her death in a Russian missile attack in Ukraine in 2023.

Alhierd Bacharevič

Alhierd Bacharevič is a Belarusian writer and translator, who previously worked as a teacher of Belarusian and a journalist. His first texts were published in 1993 and his books have been translated into German, French, Polish and Russian.

Vicky Xu

Vicky Xu is a China-born Australian journalist, writer and stand-up comedian. As a journalist, she covers international relations, human rights and national security, and is best known for her investigative work on human rights abuses in China.