Stephen Davis has dedicated his life to discovering mysteries left unanswered, intentionally or not.
Award-winning journalist and educator Stephen Davis is still driven by a desire to expose the facts and to bring justice to those who have none. In a 30-year career he has unpicked many “mysteries”, travelling the world as an investigative reporter for TV, magazines and newspapers.
In the latter part of his career, he has witnessed the rise of fake news, deep fake technology and big lies – falsities that when repeated enough times become ‘real’ in the minds of consumers. These disturbing global trends inspired him to write a new book, Truthteller, in which he assesses the prospects for truth in this emerging environment.
“So you tell a big lie, and initially people might not believe you, but you repeat it again, and again, and again, and the numbers that believe in you will go up”.
This is an anathema to Davis, an investigative journalist who believes in digging deep, never giving up on a story. For Davis, important journalism is about getting to the truth, whether that be global or local.