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Winelands: Virtual speaker evening – Alex Crawford

2021-06-10 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Yvonne Steyn
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening - Alex Crawford

‘Chasing Corona’

Alex Crawford OBE is a Special Correspondent for Sky News.

During her 30-year career she has covered events in Africa, South Asia, the Gulf and the Middle East, including covering the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Syria; she has been arrested, detained, abducted, and interrogated; and she has faced live bullets, tear-gas, IEDs, and mortar shells.

Alex was the first correspondent to independently access Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and get first-hand evidence of what the UN called ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya; she was the first reporter to broadcast live from Tripoli’s Green Square as rebel forces took over the Libyan capital.

She has won numerous awards including two Emmy’s, a BAFTA for coverage of the Ebola crisis, and she is an unprecedented five times winner of the Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year award.  Alex was also awarded an OBE for her fearless journalism.

For the past year, Alex has been criss-crossing the globe, from Hong Kong, USA, UK, Yemen, South Africa and, most recently, India, reporting on the stories and impact of Covid-19, showcasing the impact of the pandemic in the various regions.

Alex will share her experiences during our interactive Zoom webinar on Thursday 10 June.  All members of Mensa South Africa are invited to participate – write to the Winelands secretary for registration details.

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