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About Declan Hill
Declan Hill is an investigative journalist, documentary maker and academic. He specializes in the study of organized crime and international issues. He broke the story of match-fixing gangs destroying international football in his book 'The Fix: Soccer & Organized Crime'. It has now become a best-seller in 21 languages. In 2013, he released an 'academic' guide to match-fixing called 'The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Football'. It is based on his successful doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and has been described as "Freakonomics meets soccer corruption".
Before working on match-fixing, Hill completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. He has also made documentaries in Kurdistan, Bolivia, India, Mexico, and Turkey.
Hill has won a number of national and international awards from organizations such as Amnesty International, the Canadian Association of Journalists and Play the Game. He worked for CBC Radio ("Ideas", "Tapestry", "Dispatches", "The Current", "Iraq Unit") CBC Television ("the fifth estate", "Disclosure", "Newsworld" and "Newsworld International") and "PBS Frontline". His programs and articles have appeared on BBC Radio World Service and BBC Radio 4: the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph (London), as well as various new media outlets. Hill was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford where he obtained his doctorate on the study of match-fixing in professional football. He has also testified before the Council of Europe, the International Olympic Committee and other sports agencies.