Iain Overton is a Director at the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence. In this role he investigates the impact of explosive weapons and small arms on civilians around the world, a job that has required him to travel to a number of areas heavily impacted by armed violence, including Ukraine, El Salvador and the Syrian/Jordanian border.
He has also been an investigative journalist who has worked in over eighty countries around the world. Reporting from the killing zones of Colombia, Iraq and Somalia, as a filmmaker he has made films for the BBC, ITN and Al Jazeera. His human rights reporting has been awarded a Peabody Award, two Amnesty Awards and a BAFTA Scotland, among others.