Ben Makuch is an award winning national security reporter with VICE News in Toronto. Previously with the Canadian Press’s Parliamentary Bureau, Makuch was in contact with several homegrown Islamic State militants from Canada. That reporting caught the attention of federal counterterrorism investigators who are trying to force Makuch to hand over all source materials connected to Farah Mohamed Shirdon, an alleged ISIS fighter from Calgary. Makuch refused and is now fighting the production order at the Supreme Court of Canada. He faces possible jail time if he loses.
Makuch is currently the host of Cyberwar on VICELAND and has appeared as a correspondent on VICE News Tonight on HBO.