Gideon Levy

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(journalist, film maker)
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Born17 October 1969
Gideon Levy is a Dutch investigative journalist, producer and television presenter, whose 50-minute documentary film "Lockerbie Revisited" was broadcast in April 2009 in the Netherlands on the eve of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's second appeal against conviction for the Lockerbie bombing.


Gideon Levy was born in 1969 and studied at the University of Amsterdam. He worked several years for broadcaster VPRO on several current affairs programmes, and for a while his own television programme, "Levy and Sadeghi", with his colleague Bahram Sadeghi.[1] Levy was one of the members of the De Jakhalzen, one of the standard items in the Dutch television programme De Wereld Draait Door.


Gideon Levy is mostly active as an investigative journalist and programme maker. He makes documentaries for the Dutch public broadcaster Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) on controversial subjects. Since 2010 he works with the TV production company BlazHoffski, producing documentaries such as "Brandende Kwesties" and a series on Israeli history, "Israël: tussen droom en werkelijkheid" ("Israel: between dream and reality").[2]

The documentaries Levy works on are often on controversial subjects such as patents in the pharmaceutical industry,[3][4] The first part of a six-part documentary on the last Dutch war criminals (including a rare interview with the wife of Nazi collaborator Klaas Carel Faber was scheduled to air on Monday 18 June 2012 on AVRO television.[5]

Lockerbie Revisited

Full article: Lockerbie Revisited

Gideon Levy's film Lockerbie Revisited won the Prix Europa as the Best Television Current Affairs Programme of the Year 2009. The prize was donated by the Directorate of Communication of the Council of Europe.[6] The documentary was nominated for a Rockie award in the 'Investigative & Current Affairs' category at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival.[7] An English-language version was awarded the Gold World Medal at the 2011 New York Festivals of TV and films.[8]. Levy narrates in Dutch and conducts interviews in English with: Retired FBI agent Richard Marquise, Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Henderson of the Scottish police, Former FBI Crime Laboratory head Thomas Thurman, UN Observer at the Lockerbie trial Hans Köchler, Author, journalist and the film's researcher Ian Ferguson, Former CIA agent Robert Baer, Former FBI laboratory scientist Dr Fred Whitehurst & former Lord Advocate Lord Fraser of Carmyllie.[9]

Social Media

Gideon Levy is on Facebook and his many friends include: Edwin Bollier, Robert Forrester and Patrick Haseldine.[10]

See also


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Fragments of TruthArticle1 December 2009Mark Hirst
Document:PT35B - The Most Expensive Forgery in HistoryArticle18 October 2017Ludwig De BraeckeleerLudwig De Braeckeleer proves that the Lockerbie bomb timer fragment PT/35(b) is a "fragment of the imagination"
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