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Jeremy Bowen

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BBC Middle East Editor (2005-present)

Highly experienced war correspondent

Award-winning broadcaster and documentary-maker

Jeremy Bowen has been the BBC’s Middle East Editor since August 2005.

Since becoming Middle East Editor he has, amongst other things, led the coverage of the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ and the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon, for which BBC News was awarded an International Emmy. He also won a first prize at the Bayeux War Correspondent Awards for a Panorama film on the Gaza War of 2009.

Jeremy has also presented numerous documentaries on BBC television and radio. In 2008, he presented a documentary for BBC Two about the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. In 1999 he presented a special programme on BBC One examining the aftermath of the Turkish earthquake. Jeremy also presented the BBC One special following the Asian tsunami.

A seasoned war correspondent, Jeremy has reported from more than 70 countries and has covered conflicts in the Gulf, El Salvador, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza, Afghanistan, Croatia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Somalia and Rwanda, Iraq, Algeria and Kosovo.

Our Comment

"Jeremy is one of the best-know faces in British News broadcasting. He is an expert commentator, and fills his talks with fascinating and entertaining anecdotes about his adventures, such as being robbed at gunpoint by bandits while reporting from the Albanian border during the Kosovo conflict. "

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