Mark Colvin was one of Australia's most beloved and respected journalists and broadcasters. In an award-winning career spanning more than four decades, he covered major events for the ABC at home and as a foreign correspondent. For the last twenty years, he was a familiar voice as the presenter of ABC radio's current affairs program PM. He was a master interviewer, and a prolific contributor to the Twittersphere. On 11 May 2017, Mark died aged 65 after struggling with a rare auto-immune disease for more than 20 years. He is greatly missed. In a very special free event, Peter Greste, Jonathan Holmes, Sally Heath and James Jeffrey — some of Mark's closest friends and colleagues — pay tribute to the great @Colvinius.
Peter Greste (Australian)
Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and former Al Jazeera correspondent who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison. He has worked as a correspondent for Reuters, CNN and the BBC, predominantly in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. His book, Freeing Peter, written with his family who spearheaded an international media campaign to champion his release, was published in 2016. He has since joined the University of Queensland as a Professor in Journalism and Communication.