Mark Davis is one of Australia's foremost video journalists. He’s won a Logie and five Walkley Awards, including the prestigious Gold Walkley for Blood Money, a Dateline report in 2000 on the funding of pro-Indonesian militias in East Timor.
In recent years, he has gained unprecedented access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; secured the first interviews with two of the Bali Nine; gained worldwide attention via the Dateline website for his profile of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders and filed two explosive reports on the secretive Manus Island detention centre, Manus Whistleblower and Manus Insider.
During his many years with Dateline, Mark has also won acclaim for reporting on the trial of Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks; was just metres away from the bombings that greeted Benazir Bhutto’s return to Pakistan in 2007; and was in the thick of the action during Madagascar’s coup in 2009.
This year, he gained rare access for a profile piece on ‘Falcon and the Snowman’ Christopher Boyce and got inside the secretive Indonesian province of West Papua.