David Pallister was a reporter on The Guardian between 1974 and 2009. He has won two team awards with colleagues in the British Press Awards. With Greg Palast, he also won a ‘Project Censored’ award on the failure of the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate Osama bin Laden’s family before al-Qaeda’s attacks in America in 2001. David is the author, with Sarah Stewart and Ian Lepper, of ‘South Africa Inc.: The Oppenheimer Empire’; and, with Luke Harding and David Leigh, ‘The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken’. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.