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Phil Kafcaloudes


Phil Kafcaloudes is a writer, journalist and broadcaster who hosts an international breakfast show on the ABC’s Radio Australia network. He has been a radio and TV journalist, and has worked for the ABC in South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, and across the Pacific.

In 2002 he undertook a Churchill fellowship across Europe, studying how journalists are trained to deal with trauma and grief. His first book, The ABC All Media Guide to Court Reporting (ABC Books) is now a standard text in many media courses.

His latest book is a novel, Someone Else’s War, based on the true story of his grandmother, a spy in Greece in World War Two (SEW Books 2011) He has written for Limelight magazine, blogs for The Drum and is correspondent for Radio New Zealand’s flagship Morning Report. Phil regularly appears on the News Breakfast on ABC News 24.

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