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Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an American investigative journalist with expertise on a number of global issues, most notably the recent rise of private military companies (PMCs). He serves as a correspondent for the U.S. radio and TV program Democracy Now!. He is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a frequent contributor to The Nation. Scahill and colleague Amy Goodman were co-recipients of the 1998 Polk Award for their radio documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship", which investigated the Chevron Corporation’s role in the killing of two Nigerian environmental activists. He is also the author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army"

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