Iona Craig is an award-winning independent journalist based in Sana'a, Yemen. The Times (of London) Yemen Correspondent she also writes for USA Today, The Sunday Times and regularly contributes to Al Jazeera America, IHS Jane's, Index on Censorship, the BBC and others.
"This year's Martha Gellhorn Prize has been won by Iona Craig. A freelance journalist reporting from Yemen, Iona Craig receives the prize in 2014 for her courageous, insightful and humane reporting from Yemen — journalism exemplifying that of Martha Gellhorn herself. Often alone, and risking her life, Iona has for almost four years given voice to the ordinary people of Yemen, especially the families of the victims of America's 'war on terror'." June 2014