Declan Hill is an investigative journalist, documentary maker and academic. He specializes in the study of organized crime and international issues. His recent book ‘The Fix: Soccer & Organized Crime’ examined the corruption at the heart of international football and has become a best-seller in 14 languages. Before publishing ‘The Fix’ he completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. He has also made documentaries in Kurdistan, Bolivia, India, Mexico, and Turkey.
Declan has worked for CBC Radio ("Ideas", "Tapestry", "Dispatches", "The Current", "Iraq Unit") CBC Television ("the fifth estate", "Disclosure", "Newsworld" and "Newsworld International") and "PBS Frontline". His programs and articles have appeared on BBC Radio World Service and BBC Radio 4: the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph (London), as well as various new media outlets.
In the last few years, Declan was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford where he obtained his doctorate on the study of match-fixing in professional football.
“The documentary had all the Declan hall-marks; crisp, descriptive writing; persistence, ingenuity and bravery in pursuing interviews in the most difficult locations; a real story, and a vivid message of outrageous social injustice…”
Susan Mahoney, CBC Radio producer
||Winner of the “Play the Game Award”, as "the individual who best strengthened the basic ethical values of sport."
|| “The Fix” winner of the EPL talk award as “Best New Football Book”
||Winner of the 2007 Canadian Association
of Journalists best investigative radio documentary.
||Amnesty International (Canada) best Human Rights
Documentary for “So Many Reasons to Die”: about Kurdish
women being killed for their family’s “honour”.
(See photos and link below).
||Part of the fifth estate team that won the Michener Award for
best public service journalism in Canada: “A Marketable
||Part of the fifth estate team that won the Canadian Association of Journalists award for best television journalism: “Legacy of Pain”
||Part of the fifth estate team that won the “Monte Carlo
Silver Nymph”: “Prix d’Italia”: DuPont Columbia Gold Baton Investigative Award: Hot Docs: CAJ award for “Murder,
Selected samples of Declan's Work (On-Line)
Gallery (Click on a thumbnail to enlarge image)
Iraq & Turkey