The National Press Club (Malaysia), in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, organised a Luncheon Talk for journalists conducted by prolific and award-winning Australian journalist Mr Peter Greste at Wisma Bernama, off Jalan Tun Razak, on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
The talk, on the topic of ‘Investigative Journalism in War Zones’, was be held from noon to 2.00 pm at the Centre for Excellence on the 12th floor of Wisma Bernama, and Mr Greste shareed his experience of reporting in war zones.
Mr Greste, was in Malaysia under the auspices of the Australian High Commission’s public diplomacy programme, covered the war in Yugoslavia in 1992-93. He was the BBC and Reuters correspondent in Afghanistan as well.
In 2011, Mr Greste joined Al Jazeera as its East Africa correspondent and went to Cairo to cover the Christmas/New Year period in 2013. However, two weeks after he arrived, security agents arrested him and he was charged with aiding a banned organisation and broadcasting false news. (click here for Mr Greste’s biodata)