Iain Overton


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.

In this capacity he has also written for the Guardian, the LA Times, the IB Timesthe Independent and the Huffington Post. He is also author of Gun Baby Gun.

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.



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