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Andrew Jennings

Deflect saved my journalism and my independent capacity to publish the results of my investigations. I specialise in corruption and the effect of globalisation and organised crime on international sports federations like FIFA and the IOC.

Deflect saved my journalism and my independent capacity to publish the results of my investigations. I specialise in corruption and the effect of globalisation and organised crime on international sports federations like FIFA and the IOC. My blogging is welcomed by sports fans globally because I reveal corruption scandals that many ‘establishment’ sports correspondents don’t want to touch. Last Autumn my website was overwhelmed by botnets. Many days it was knocked offline and even my ethical ISP was brought down for a while. It was soon clear that a particular disclosure had discomforted some rich and powerful administrators in world sport. They could not sue because the story was documented. So they resorted to dirty tricks. Deflect galloped to my rescue and did a whole lot of things that I, a simple investigative reporter, will never understand. My site was restored and remains so. My thanks – plus those of a world-wide community committed to honesty in reporting.

Andrew Jennings