• Jason Motlagh crossing the Darien Gap for Dateline.
Jason Motlagh is a writer, photographer and filmmaker, who’s travelled the treacherous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama for Dateline.

Formerly TIME magazine’s Kabul correspondent, Jason has reported from more than forty countries spanning from west Africa to south east Asia for The Washington Post, Economist and Business Week.

In 2010, he won the National Magazine Award for News Reporting for Sixty Hours of Terror, a four-part Virginia Quarterly Review series on the Mumbai terror attacks.

His essay, The Ghosts of Rana Plaza, was a finalist for the 2015 National Magazine Award in Reporting and winner of the Overseas Press Club's Madeline Dane Ross award for best international reporting on the human condition, along with the Daniel Pearl Award for best reporting on South Asia.

Jason's photographs have featured in leading newspapers, magazines, festivals and global advocacy campaigns. He is the co-founder of Blackbeard Films, an Oakland, California-based company that produces news documentaries.

One of those documentaries about the plight of the Rohingya, Unwelcome Everywhere, was screened by Dateline in June 2015.

His story from The Darien Gap will be broadcast in September.

Find out more about Jason on his website.