Jeremy Bowen

In the media – BBC Radio Merseyside talk to Jeremy Bowen

March 24, 2016 | Nick Taylor

In the media – BBC Radio Merseyside

Published 07:00 24th March 2016 (Item after the news at approx 07:06)

As Warrington prepares for the sold out peace lecture, BBC Radio Merseyside talks to BBC Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen about war and conflict resolution and what he might be including in his lecture.

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Jeremy Bowen peace lecture in Warrington

The 23rd anniversary of the Warrington bombing is to be commemorated by a Peace Lecture in the town delivered by BBC Middle East Editor and presenter, Jeremy Bowen.

Jeremy will visit Warrington to speak at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre on Thursday 24th March 2016. Jeremy is a BBC journalist and war correspondent. He started his career in El Salvador and has reported from more than 70 different countries, mostly in the Middle East.

He was part of a BAFTA winning team that was in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Bosnian War and then from Kosovo, during which he was robbed at gunpoint by bandits. He has been under fire on assignment a number of times. In what he was later to describe as the pivotal moment of his life, a colleague and friend that was killed in May 2000 in Lebanon. Suffering from the trauma he moved to a studio job hosting BBC Breakfast.

He returned to the field in March 2003, as a special correspondent and became the BBC’s first Middle East Editor. He came under fire again in Lebanon and in 2013 was shot in the head with pellets whilst reporting in Egypt. Bowen became the first British journalist to interview Muammar and was one of the few journalists inside Syria reporting in 2015 and spoke with President Bashar al-Assad.

The peace lecture will be held to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Warrington bombing and is a unique opportunity to hear from somebody who has been at the frontline of reporting from zones of violent conflict and to hear Jeremy’s opinion of how we build peace and resolve violent conflict.