Portrait of Peter Greste

Peter Greste

Peter Greste has worked as a foreign correspondent for the past 25 years.

After the 9/11 attacks, he briefly returned to Afghanistan as a part of the BBC’s award-winning coverage of the collapse of the Taliban. Peter relocated to Africa in 2003, reporting from some of Eastern and Southern Africa’s most volatile regions and in 2011, he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a BBC documentary on Somalia.

Later that year, he joined Al Jazeera as its East Africa correspondent. He was arrested in Egypt in December 2013, and while in prison, he won both Walkley and British Royal Television Society judges awards for his defense of press freedom.