Simon Ostrovsky

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Simon Ostrovsky is an award winning documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist best known for his coverage of the 2014 Crimea crisis and the war in eastern Ukraine for VICE News, for which he was awarded the prestigious DuPont Award from Columbia University and was nominated for two Emmys.

More recently he has worked as a reporter on CNN Investigations, Coda Story and as contributor for PBS Newshour Weekend where he has hosted a series of reports on domestic issues in the Unites States.

Starting in 2007 Simon has investigated the supply chains of a number of global brands that source their products through child or forced labor. Notably, an investigation for the BBC led to an international boycott of cotton from Uzbekistan that pressured the government to stop using children. His investigations have also covered the use of forced labor from North Korea and the Western companies that benefit from it.

Last updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018