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Allan Nairn is an American investigative journalist who became well known when he was imprisoned by Indonesian military forces under United States-backed strongman Suharto while reporting on the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. His writings have focused on U.S. foreign policy in such countries as Haiti, Guatemala, Indonesia, and East Timor. In 1993 Nairn and Amy Goodman received the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial First Prize for International Radio award for their reporting on East Timor. In 1994, Nairn won the George Polk George for Journalism for Magazine Reporting and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his writing on Haiti for The Nation magazine.