Claudia Rosett

American investigative journalist and editor

Claudia Rosett was an American investigative journalist and editor. For more than three decades, she reported from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. She earned an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence for her on-the-ground coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. In 1994, she broke the story of the existence of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East. In 2002, Rosett exposed the United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal, the largest financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. She has appeared before Congress to testify on United Nations-related corruption. Her reporting on the issue earned her the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen Award. In 2017, she published an Encounter Broadside book called “What to Do About the U.N.” She was also a foreign policy fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. She died in May 2023.

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