James Ball is the global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, where he oversees the not-for-profit's international reporting projects. He also works as a freelance writer and broadcaster, and is a weekly columnist for The New European.
He was previously a special correspondent at BuzzFeed UK and special projects editor at The Guardian, where he played a key role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the NSA leaks by Edward Snowden, as well as the offshore leaks, HSBC Files, Reading the Riots and Keep it in the Ground projects.
At WikiLeaks he was closely involved in Cablegate – the publication of 250,000 classified US embassy cables in 2010 – as well as working on two documentaries based on the Iraq War Logs. James is the author of multiple books, including "Post-Truth and "Bluffocracy". His next book, "The System: who owns the internet and how it owns us" is published by Bloomsbury in August 2020.