Journalist, author and filmmaker John Kampfner was Editor of the New Statesman from 2005-2008. He has won numerous awards including the Foreign Press Association award for Film of the Year, Journalist of the Year and the British Society of Magazine Editors Current Affairs Editor of the Year.
John has recently published his fourth book, a look at the interaction between global wealth and democracy, called Freedom for Sale: How We Made Money and Lost Our Liberty. His insight is regularly consulted by TV and radio programs across the networks.
John began his career as a foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, first in East Berlin where he reported on the fall of the Wall and the unification of Germany, and then in Moscow at the time of the coup and the collapse of Soviet Communism. On returning to the UK in the mid-1990s, he became Chief Political Correspondent at the FT and political commentator for the BBC's Today programme. Between 2002 and 2005, John was Political Editor of the New Statesman.