Foreign correspondent Peter Greste spent two decades reporting from the frontline in the world’s most dangerous countries before making headlines himself following his incarceration in an Egyptian prison. The First Casualty is his enlightening firsthand account of how the war on journalism spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West. Fellow correspondent Hugh Riminton speaks to Peter about the extent to which investigative journalism is under threat in the age of terrorism and fake news.
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.
Hugh Riminton (Australian)
Hugh Riminton has been a journalist and foreign correspondent for nearly 40 years, working chiefly for CNN and Australian television. He has received major journalism honours in Australia, the United States and Asia - including the Dupont-Columbia Award (US), two Asian TV Awards, two Walkley Awards, a Logie and honours from the Australian Human Rights Commission and the UN Association Peace Award. He has reported wars and conflicts on four continents and witnessed some of the largest humanitarian disasters in recorded history. His memoir, Minefields: A Life In The News Game, was published in October 2017.