Jon Stephenson is an Auckland-based investigative journalist with extensive experience reporting conflict and trauma.
In addition to the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, Jon has reported on the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon, and from Gaza, East Timor, and Zimbabwe, as well as on natural disasters such as the 2004 tsunami in Asia-Pacific region, the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, and the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.
A graduate of the University of Auckland in history and philosophy, Jon has received numerous awards for his journalism, including the Bayeux-Calvados Prize for War Correspondents. He was a 2008 Ochberg Fellow at the US-based Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, and is a member of the centre's Australasian advisory board.
Jon also featured in professor Annie Goldson's 2013 documentary He Toki Huni - New Zealand in Afghanistan investigating New Zealand's military record in that country during the so-called War on terror.