George Alagiah

George Alagiah

Before becoming the presenter of BBC News at Six, George Alagiah was known for his work as one of the BBC’s foreign correspondents. He covered the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Afghanistan and Liberia, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, winning numerous awards for his coverage, including Amnesty International and The Royal Television Society among others. Prior to joining the BBC in 1989, Alagiah worked in print journalism for seven years. In 2008 he was awarded the OBE for services to journalism. The Burning Land is George Alagiah’s first work of fiction and sees him delve into the spaces between the despatches he has brought to the nation as a reporter. He has published two works of non-fiction: A Passage to Africa (2001) and A Home from Home (2006). @georgealagiah

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13/09/2019 – 8:00 PM – THE ENTERPRISE CENTRE, UEA

THE NOIRWICH LECTURE: GEORGE ALAGIAH

Before becoming the presenter of BBC News at Six, George Alagiah was a BBC foreign correspondent, covering the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Afghanistan and Liberia, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and the 9/11 terror attacks on New York. He has won numerous awards for his work, including Amnesty International and The Royal Television Society among others.

We are delighted to host George for this year’s Noirwich Lecture, in which he will be discussing his debut crime novel The Burning Land – a tale of greed and corruption set in contemporary South Africa.

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