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Kate Adie


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Kate Adie is one of the UK’s most respected journalists. She became one of the best-known faces on television for her reporting from the major theatres of wars of recent years. She has covered the Gulf War, the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Rwanda, China and Sierra Leone, as well as the student uprising in Tiananmen Square.

For this, as well as other major stories, she has won an impressive array of awards and a clutch of honorary degrees. Her honours include three RTS awards, the Bafta Richard Dimbleby Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. In 1993 she was awarded an OBE. She discusses her career and the role of the foreign correspondent at the Wheeler Centre.

Kate Adie appears with the support of the Sydney Opera House.


Kate Adie

Kate Adie OBE is a British journalist who has covered international affairs for more than three decades. Kate Adie’s career highlights have included stints as chief news correspondent for BBC News and as presenter of From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4. She is the author of several books, in... Read more

Rafael Epstein

Rafael Epstein is a journalist who has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Timor, Indonesia, Europe and the Middle East. He has covered national elections in the UK and Australia, East Timor’s vote for independence in 1999, the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the 2005 London ... Read more


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