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)
Prof Peter Greste is UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland and a founding director of the advocacy group, the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom. He came to academia in 2018 after 30 years as an internationally acclaimed journalist, including more than 25 years as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Reuters and Al Jazeera. He has won numerous awards including a Peabody and a Royal Television Society Judges Award. Peter’s memoir The First Casualty was published in 2017.