An award-winning journalist with the ability to put fear aside to cover war-torn zones is coming to Edge Hill University on Friday 1st October 2010 to talk to students about his experiences.
Sohail Rahman is currently the news and programmes presenter for Al Jazeera, the world’s first independent English news channel based in the Middle East.
He has more than 20 years of television reporting and presenting experience. He has worked for Granada, ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and CNN, and he has reported from across the Middle East and South Asia. In 2003, he won the Royal Television Society’s prestigious Best Television Presenter Award. He has also won the Best Presenter Award at the Asian Film Academy on three occasions.
In his first four years with Al Jazeera, where he is based in Doha, he has covered the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the Taliban uprising in Swat Valley and the horrific attacks on Mumbai.
His determination has led him to where the average correspondent wouldn’t set foot and he will be telling students about the tough challenges he has faced during his career at a special masterclass on 1st October.
The free event is also open to the public and is a chance for people to listen to So’s heart-wrenching stories, brushes with death and tips for future journalists. It takes place from 2pm to 5pm in H1 in the Faculty of Health Building. For more information, contact Marc Stanton on 01695 584726.