The lawlessness of the high seas is a human phenomenon.
The lawlessness of the high seas is a human phenomenon.
Ian Urbina speaks at a session in the three-day Festival of Ideas for Human Rights Watch staff about the human rights and environmental abuses at sea and how most people know very little about the harms inflicted on people and the environment far from shore.
Ian Urbina speaks with Jake Spring from the Foreign Correspondence Podcast about the motivations, outcomes, and long, winding path from The Outlaw Ocean series in the New York Times to where this reporting is now inside its own non-profit news organization.
Ian Urbina was invited to speak on a panel discussion on innovative storytelling at a 2021 conference hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, a coalition of international investigative reporters. In this video, Ian discusses the theory behind The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, and explores how journalists can reach new audiences through a variety of […]
For the Yale Law School event, “EU’s Citizenship Apartheid,” Ian Urbina discusses The Outlaw Ocean Project’s reporting on the invisible wall that keeps migrants out of Europe.
Journalist Ian Urbina presents, “A Discussion of EU Efforts to Build a Virtual Wall Across the Mediterranean,” for Central Michigan University’s Abel Endowed Lecture Series.
Ian Urbina received the O.P.C. ‘s Joe and Laurie Dine Award for “The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe.”
Daily Maverick Foreign Affairs journalist Peter Fabricius in conversation with Washington-based investigative reporter and director of The Outlaw Ocean Project Ian Urbina.
On March 29, 2022, Ian Urbina was honored to appear in an interview with the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center. Urbina discussed the current migration crisis in Libya, based largely off of his recent investigation in The New Yorker.
Ian Urbina joins Clint Watts for the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s three-part series podcast, Chain Reaction. In this episode, Urbina discusses “The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe,” the recently published in the New Yorker covering the human rights abuses taking place in migrant detention camps in Libya and the international systems enabling […]
The Listen Podcast aims to provide a platform for guests who have an impactful story to tell, and for curious listeners to access them. Host Kate Jetmore talked with journalist Ian Urbina for the March 7, 2022 episode.
The US Coast Guard made a video about the global concerns of illegality at sea and asked The Outlaw Ocean Project to contribute.
The Jerusalem Post interviews Ian Urbina about The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
Ian Urbina discusses the atrocities committed at sea with co-hosts Julie Sternberg and Eve Yohalem,
Ian Urbina discusses the brutal treatment meted out by Libya’s coast guard dealing with Europe-bound migrants.
Ian Urbina reveals how Europe finances clandestine prisons for migrants
Ian Urbina speaks to Andrew Dudley about human rights abuses and environmental concerns at sea globally
Ian Urbina discusses his latest reporting with David Helvarg and Vicki Nichols-Goldstein.
Ian Urbina speaks with Francisco Belaunde of Geomundo on TV Peru about the investigation on migrants’ prisons in Libya.
Ian Urbina speaks with Zein El-Amine about The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out Of Europe.
Ian Urbina speaks about the reality for refugees and migrants in Libya.
Ian Urbina speaks with Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium, about lawlessness at sea and the secret migrant prisons in Libya.
Ian Urbina presented at Ireland’s leading gastronomy symposium, Food On The Edge 2021
Ian Urbina testified before the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights.
Ian Urbina talks to Inside Europe’s Kate Laycock about the death of a man named Aliou Candé, and the wider context of Europe’s complicity in the brutal detention of migrants in Libyan jails.
The Outlaw Ocean Project’s Ian Urbina speaks about Libya’s secret migrant prisons and his time detained in one.
Ian Urbina traveled to Libya to report on an EU-funded shadow immigration system that holds migrants in brutal detention centers
Ian Urbina speaks with Bianna Golodryga about his reporting for The New Yorker on Libya’s detention centers.
Ian discusses the EU’s role in migrant capture and jailing in Libya.
Inside Europe’s Shadow Immigration System
Ian Urbina on Libya, the Outlaw Ocean Project, and the rules of engagement
The Brutal Shadow System Keeping Migrants Out of Europe
Ian speaks to Ayman Mohyeldin about the EU-funded Libyan detention system.
Ian speaks to NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly about the EU’s efforts to externalize its southern border to North Africa.
At the 2021 FilmAid Annual Gala, Ian and The Outlaw Ocean Project team was granted the 2021 FilmAid Christopher Dickey Award for Journalistic Excellence. The award was presented by a longtime supporter of investigative journalism, Mark Ruffalo.
Florian Strum from Stern Magazine interviewed Ian Urbina on a multitude of topics surrounding the lawlessness happening at sea, and what can be done about it.
The Republic, located in Moscow Russia, highlights The Outlaw Ocean Project on August 19, 2021.
Ian Urbina joined Christopher Ryan’s Tangentially Speaking podcast, for a riveting and impactful conversation. They spoke about The Outlaw Ocean Project, Ian’s past in anthropology, and how to be impactful to the battle happening in and around our oceans. October 19, 2021
Ian from the Outlaw Ocean Project was a part of a powerful webinar called Wild Deep Yonder on October 5, 2021. This event was produced by the Kavli Foundation and the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at NYU and was coordinated Dan Fagin. With Doug Main moderating, Ian and Helen Scales had an open […]
Alessandro Madron and Mario Portanova spoke with Ian from The Outlaw Ocean Project during a #MilleniuMLive broadcast.
Ian Urbina interviewed with Aleksey Kovalev, an editor in the investigation department at the Russian magazine Meduza. The spoke about a wide variety of topics including: consumer politics, environmental pollution, illegal fishing and more. To see the full interview click below.
The Outlaw Ocean was featured in the Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange virtual conference on IUU Fishing in Hawaii
The New York Times has just run a new advertising campaign that focuses on the motivations of journalists doing international reporting and it highlights footage from The Outlaw Ocean Project and audio from from Ian Urbina. Here is a story in Ad Age about the marketing campaign.
This is a story of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, complex corporate structures, human trafficking, arms smuggling, corruption and the capture of state institutions.
Izzie Clarke speaks with Ian Urbina in an Ocean Matters Podcast interview. They discuss issues about lawlessness at sea and how fishing is having a huge impact on the lives of humans. Slavery, abduction and even murders are taking place on fishing fleets around the world and with these crimes are being committed far from […]
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on The Marine Diaries’ townhall on Clubhouse. Listen to the conversation below. Learn more about The Marine Diaries here.
In this episode of the Sea Control podcast, host Walker Mills talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative journalist Ian Urbina about his recent article in the New Yorker about fish meal and his book The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. Ian describes his experiences reporting from the sea, the impacts of […]
In a recent interview with Remotely Renee, former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg reviewed The Outlaw Ocean. “Two thirds of the world is covered in ocean. We don’t think about some of the things that go on outside of the reach of the law and some of the regulations that exist. There’s a lot of […]
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on Carne Cruda, a popular podcast produced by Spanish publication eldiario.es. “Ian Urbina defines the ocean as a beautiful place where you can encounter intrepid heroes but also the most despicable pirates (…)The Outlaw Ocean is a raw account of crime on the high seas that describes a universe […]
In honor of United Nations World Oceans Day and the Decade of Ocean Science, Ocean Non-Profit Founders Ian Urbina and Bren Smith (GreenWave) come together to discuss ocean affairs and learn from one another’s creative approaches to advocate for and regenerate healthy and productive oceans.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in El Confidencial. Read the piece here and watch below.
The Outside Podcast discusses The Outlaw Ocean Project on their latest episode. Listen to it below.
Recent events have reminded the world of its dependence on maritime commerce.
The mystery of Gulf Livestock 1, a 12,000-tonne ship that disappeared without a trace. The Outlaw Ocean Project is featured on Tortoise Media’s Slow Newscast.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on Voice of America’s Africa News Tonight. “More than 80% of the world’s fish stocks are at or beyond the point of collapse…If the seas run out of marine life, the ocean stops serving a key purpose. The ocean produces 50% of the air we breathe, it’s a huge […]
On this episode of Bloomberg’s Follow the Data podcast, Ian Urbina joins Melissa Wright – who oversees the Vibrant Oceans Initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ program that works to protect the ocean and those who depend on it — from climate change, pollution, and overfishing. Melissa and Ian will tell us more about how reporting at sea has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, how his […]
“Without sufficient journalistic coverage, people will never know how that fried calamari ended up as their appetizer or how that salmon fillet ended up as their entrée..It’s almost as everything goes and nobody sees…These people are in debt even before they get on the boats. In effect they are slaves, and they’re invisible to us…The […]
Host Javier Martínez Molina and Marta Montojo with The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the Spanish radio show, Ecogestiona. Listen to the full episode here.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on Sentient Media’s Life at sea.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the Conservation X Labs’ Xploring Podcast here.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in a Salty Cinema event.
The Outlaw Ocean Project’s Holly Speck and Charlotte Norsworthy were featured on the Rhythm Passport Podcast. Listen here.
Bracenet published an interview with Ian Urbina. Read it here.
With thousands of mariners stranded in foreign waters by the coronavirus pandemic, and congestion and chaos affecting ports worldwide, there’s no shortage of issues for The Outlaw Ocean Project to cover.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the Intelligence Squared podcast.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the Catch Our Drift podcast.
The Outlaw Ocean Project participated in the 2021 State of the World conference with FIU.
Ian Urbina chats with Sylvia Earle about the high seas and the need for its protection, not only for the health of the planet, but in defense of human rights.
The Outlaw Ocean Project served as a key contributor to recent scientific research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a Swiss, German-language newspaper.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was invited to give the 2020 Lecture of Opportunity at the U.S. Naval War College.
El Mundo prepared a list of the best non-fiction books of 2020, and The Outlaw Ocean ranks at No. 7.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured at this year’s American Geographical Society conference, Geography 2050.
The Outlaw Ocean Project’s reporting on the Chinese distant-water fishing fleet was presented before the U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on War on the Rocks to discuss issues related to piracy, kidnapping, and stowaways on the high seas.
Mojang Studios, the developers of Minecraft, hosted a 48-hour marathon event where people played to fundraise for ocean issues before a live audience of thousands.
The Outlaw Ocean Music Project was featured on the Shack15 Conversations podcast with musician Christopher Willits.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the University of Georgia’s podcast, The Lead.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in Oceans Daily Magazine.
China accounts for nearly half of the world’s fishing activity.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in La Méduse Déchainée, a French magazine.
The Pulitzer Center profiled The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on KUOW with Ross Reynolds.
The Outlaw Ocean Music Project was featured in Argentina’s largest newspaper, Clarín.
Stanford Law School and its Center for Oceans Solutions is hosting a graduate degree course based off of The Outlaw Ocean.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was highlighted at the 2020 Charles and Marie Fish Lecture, hosted by the University of Rhode Island.
The Outlaw Ocean Project and musician Zachary Gray were featured on CBC’s London Morning radio show to discuss The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the ManTalks Podcast.
Intelligence Squared Podcast featured The Outlaw Ocean Project’s recent reporting on battered North Korean fishing boats washing ashore in Japan.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on TRACE’s Bribe, Swindle or Steal podcast.
Reporting from The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured in Forbes.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured at the 2020 Chatham House Forum on IUU fishing.
The Outlaw Ocean was featured on Moisés Naím’s show, Efecto Naím, to discuss the troubling illegalities faced on the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
The National Geographic Society announced that The Outlaw Ocean Project has been selected for the 2020-2021 National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship.
The Outlaw Ocean Music Project was featured on WKNY’s Green Radio Hour.
The Outlaw Ocean Project wrote an introduction to Reporters Without Borders RSF Albums for Press Freedom collection for 2020.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on the Citizen Chef Podcast with Tom Colicchio discussing supply chains associated with the fishing industry.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured on a panel for the 2020 Media Impact Funders Forum.
The Foreign Desk interviews The Outlaw Ocean Project about sea slavery and the legal loopholes that enable such practices to flourish.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was interviewed for Australia’s Radio Northern Beaches show “Innovation Talk,” to discuss the reporting and The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was interviewed for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation to discuss The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
The Outlaw Ocean Project was featured at EarthX Films Virtual 2020 conference, discussing music, journalism and ocean lawlessness.
Read Ian’s interview with Germany’s P.M. Magazine.
The Outlaw Ocean is arguably the most thorough account to date of the seedy side of ocean life.
In part two of this interview on Efecto Naím, Ian discusses his experiences at sea with Moisés Naím, including his visits to Sealand and his embed aboard the Adelaide.
The Rising Tide podcast hosts Ian to discuss issues the oceans are facing and ways to tackle them.
In part one of this interview on Efecto Naím, Ian discusses his experiences at sea with Moisés Naím, including his encounters with pirates, mercenaries and traffickers.
Ian Urbina sits down with National Geographic’s Chief Storytelling Officer, Kaitlin Yarnall.
The lawlessness of the high seas is a human phenomenon.
What does it mean to be human on the high seas?
Haute mer, le Far West des océans
About seventy percent of our planet is covered by the oceans, but the high seas are among the least-explored frontiers on Earth.
Their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy.
Once they’re outside their country’s Exclusive Economic Zone, there are very few laws that protect them.
Ian Urbina was featured on Town Hall Seattle’s Science Series podcast to discuss The Outlaw Ocean.
Ian Urbina was featured on FranceTV to discuss The Outlaw Ocean.
Ian Urbina testifies before Congress about The Outlaw Ocean.
The Outlaw Ocean was featured in French publication Le Devoir.
Ian Urbina was featured on CBC Radio’s The Current to discuss The Outlaw Ocean.
Ian Urbina was featured on the Libreria Podcast discussing The Outlaw Ocean.
Ian Urbina was featured on France 24 to discuss The Outlaw Ocean.
The Economist (World Ocean Initiative) interview about The Outlaw Ocean.
In “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys across the last untamed frontier,” investigative journalist Ian Urbina uncovers slavery, overfishing and human trafficking on the high seas.
Ian Urbina was featured on France’s Konbini News to discuss The Outlaw Ocean.
Ian Urbina was featured on the Intelligence Squared podcast.
Ian Urbina on KPCC’s AirTalk.
Ian Urbina was featured on Monocle’s The Foreign Desk.
Ian Urbina was interviewed for Ireland’s Ryan Tubridy Show.
El periodista Ian Urbina pasó 5 años reportando en crímenes marítimos como el tráfico de armas, la pesca ilegal y la esclavitud marítima—así es que estos crímenes afectan el medio ambiente
Ian Urbina at The Aspen Institute
Ian Urbina was featured on PoliticsJOE to discuss the various types of crimes rampant at sea.
Ian Urbina was featured on NowThis to discuss illegal activity at sea and its impact on the environment.
Ian Urbina was interviewed for Ireland’s Ryan Tubridy Show.
This is part four of Ian Urbina’s World Ocean Radio Series.
The ocean is vast and unknown to most of us. And yet, it’s essential.
“Victor Hugo called the oceans monsters, but Urbina details the monstrous deeds done by man on those bitter waters, a magnified mirror image of the Far West on land.”
There is absolutely no way to produce a can of tuna that costs a dollar. And yet, there it is on our grocery shelves. Ever wonder how?
This is part three of Ian Urbina’s World Ocean Radio Series.
This is part two of Ian Urbina’s four-part series with World Ocean Radio.
Sea Change Radio interviewed Ian Urbina about the hidden costs of the seafood and shipping industries.
Ian Urbina was featured on Green Radio Hour discussing his new book, The Outlaw Ocean.
Politics and Prose hosted Ian Urbina to discuss his book, The Outlaw Ocean in August 2019.
The book is both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé.
Ian Urbina is interviewed for the UN Dispatch podcast to discuss forced labor on fishing vessels in the South China Sea.
Ian Urbina appears on Knowledge @ Wharton to discuss his new book, The Outlaw Ocean.
The ocean is huge, hard to police, and virtually lawless in some places.
Ian Urbina, a longtime reporter for The New York Times and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is becoming a contributing writer for The Atlantic
Oceana interviews Ian Urbina about his new book, The Outlaw Ocean.
Watch Ian Urbina’s TED Talk on The Outlaw Ocean Project.
U.S. Sect. of State John Kerry explains how human trafficking is an ocean concern.
The Leonard Lopate Show about Palau’s David-and-Goliath fight to protect its borders.
An interview on the John Batchelor show about so-called manning agencies and how they often abuse seafarers.
U.S. Sect. of State John Kerry releases the 2015 Trafficking in Persons report and cites The Outlaw Ocean reporting.
An interview on the John Batchelor show about offshore weapons depots where armed guards wait between deployments.
An interview on NPR’s Marketplace about the predatory labor market for ocean workers.
NPR’s Marketplace explores the diversity of offshore crimes and the stories covered by The Outlaw Ocean.
An interview on the Wharton podcast on why killings at sea are rarely reported.
Lip News interview about offshore piracy and kidnapping.
NYU panel discussion about the intersection of human rights abuses and offshore poaching.
Google hosts an event about The Outlaw Ocean series.
NHPR interview about the maritime repo business.
NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi interviews about the timeless tradition of people hiding on ships.
Brigham Young University’s Radio interview on The Outlaw Ocean.
ProPublica’s podcast on the tactics of maritime journalism.
Longform Podcast digs deep into the challenges of chronicling offshore illegalities.
NPR’s All Things Considered discusses the watery ‘wild west’.
PBS NewsHour discusses the problem of violence at sea.
The tale of a deckhand shackled by the neck.
The McLaughlin Group grades the reporting.
New Zealand TV on the problem of abandoned and captive seafarers.
Presentation at the Royal Geographical Society of London about the challenges of law enforcement on the high seas.
The Kyle Thiermann Show about journalism at sea.
A presentation at the U.S. State Dept Our Ocean Conference about the intersection of environmental and human rights abuses.
A Pew panel discussion about unexpected revelations in the reporting.