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Today I talk to Peter Greste. This man spent 400 days in Egyptian prison with two of his colleagues charged with terrorism offences.
He is an award-winning foreign correspondent who worked 25 years for the BBC, Reuters, CNN and Al Jazeera in some of the world’s most volatile places. Peter has made it his mission to advocate for media freedom everywhere.
In this episode we talk everything from the biggest lessons of imprisonment to regaining trust in the media in 2021. This conversation is one you’re going to want to hear.
1:46 Peter’s journey into journalism
6:03 How Peter ended up on the front lines
7:47 The power of journalism we need in 2021
9:39 Have you ever had any unsafe moments in the field?
13:09 How Peter ended up in Egypt
15:59 Peter’s arrest in Egypt
22:29 Biggest lessons from the experience
27:59 The power of a letter behind bars
30:01 Where are we at with Freedom of Speech in 2021
32:35 A case for journalism in 2021
35:27 Covid media coverage
38:48 Who do we listen to in a time of vastly different opinions in papers or broadcasts?
41:47 How do we regain trust in news services?
45:23 Peter’s thoughts on censorship in 2021
48:39 FB experiment
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