About the speaker:
Kaer Adie OBE BA Hons
Former Chief Correspondent for BBC News
After a BA Hons in Scandinavian Studies, Kate Adie launched her BBC career as a station assistant at Radio Durham. She moved to BBC Radio Bristol, where her colleagues included Michael Buerk.
moved to TV news in London, where she covered stories about industrial
trouble, weather, race riots, demonstrations, disasters, politics,
murder and social unrest, sport and royals - not to mention Miss World,
Crufts, pools winners downing champagne and drama productions which had
angered Mary Whitehouse.
Kate has travelled extensively during her BBC career.
She reported on a series of kidnaps in Sardinia; she was arrested in Belgrade trying to gather material about General Tito. She reported from the Balkans again in the early 1990s, from Russia, the United States, Africa, and Northern Ireland. She was with the Coalition forces as they chased Saddam Hussein's troops out of Kuwait in 1991.
two foreign assignments she is most often associated with are the
American bombing of the Libyan capital Tripoli in 1986 and the Chinese
authorities' killing of protestors in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in
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About the lecture:
Best known for being a former correspondent for the BBC, Kate Adie will be recalling stories from her career in which she reported from war zones across the world. She will discuss the high points of her career, including being named Reporter of the Year and being awarded an OBE and explain about her more recent projects on From Our Own Correspondent.
The lecture is highly recommended for anyone with a passion for journalism and an interest in Kate's exciting career but is especially useful for aspiring journalists, politics/English/media/drama students and anyone looking to work abroad in difficult environments.
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