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Iain Overton

Iain Overton is the Director of Policy and Investigations at Action on Armed Violence.

Iain Overton is Director of Investigations at the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence and an investigative journalist who has worked in over eighty countries around the world. Reporting from the killing zones of Colombia, Iraq and Somalia, as a filmmaker he has made films for the BBC, ITN and Al Jazeera, as well as working with the Guardian, the Independent and The Sunday Times. His journalism has won a Peabody Award, two Amnesty Awards and a BAFTA Scotland, among others. He was founding editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

He is currently finishing a book for Canongate - Gun Baby Gun.

You can read some of his work on guns on his website: www.gunbabygun.com

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Should Britain Be Arming Ukraine?

Before we throw weapons at the Ukrainian crisis, we need to ask two fundamental questions: does Ukraine really need our arms?  And what would happen to them once the violence ended?
12/03/2015 17:49 GMT