Murray Brewster (The Canadian Press)

"Murray Brewster (CP miltary affairs correspondent) is an unsung hero of Canadian journalism. He is a quiet, immensely humble master of his craft who just published an important book, The Savage War; a mentor to dozens (at least) of young, often ill-trained, ill-prepared journalists sent abroad into hostile environments and shooting conflicts; a rare, deeply principled journalist who risks his life and sacrifices the comfort of home and family for as much as six months out of a year to uphold these principles."

Here is a review of the book he wrote this year, "The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan."