The well-dressed international roving reporter
He has exposed Iraqi and Iranian spies, cynical people smugglers in Syria, Swedish intelligence informers, pedophiles, corrupt Ethiopian bureaucrats, swindlers in rural Turkey and criminals in the Georgian police.
Journalist, author and film maker Nuri Kino, Winner of European Parliament Prize for Journalism 2010, is one of the few Swedish reporters specializing in international investigative journalism. Taking personal risks, he’s unearthed buried secrets in Syria, Poland, Georgia, Ethiopia, Greece and Jordan. He works for media in The Netherlands, USA, Turkey and Denmark. His stories have been published in virtually all the Swedish national media.
A diligent debater and speaker, Kino has participated in Russian and Canadian seminars and lectured at several universities, for example The University of Paderborn in Germany. He has served as a moderator for the EU Parliament and addressed the Swedish Parliament.
His revelations of terrorism, espionage, intelligence agency misdeeds, corruption and the consequences of war have either been published or followed-up by Time Magazine, The New York Times, BBC, al-Jazeera,The Dan Rather Report and El Pais.
In Sweden, Kino is best known for exposés brought to light by the nation’s largest radio news operation, ‘Ekot’, where he is responsible for international stories in areas where few share his know-how and experience.
Kino’s documentaries and books have been highly successful. His report “By God – Six Days in Amman” helped to elevate the Iraqi refugee situation as a high political priority. Thanks to this, a number of countries, for example The Netherlands and the U.S.A., have made large charitable contributions to diverse refugee organizations. He also writes for highly reputed organizations like the Minority Rights Group.
Laws and regulations were changed after he reported on derelict living conditions of victimized children in Sweden and refugee children in Jordan.
Nuri Kino’s report about holocaust heroine Irena Sendler made her famous worldwide.
His TV series “Assyriska – a national team without a country” won The Golden Palm Award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. He’s been awarded a number of other prizes, was a six-time finalist for the prestigious Swedish investigative award, “The Golden Spade,” and has won that award on three separate occasions.
Always a champion of both hard work and fashion, Camilla Thulin chose Nuri Kino as one of Sweden’s best dressed men in her book “Men with Style.”
His new non-fiction book, “The Swedish Godfather” has caused a sensation and a scandal with its never before known disclosures about Swedish criminality.