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Alex Crawford- Special Sky News Correspondent visits Coventry

Four times winner of the Royal TV Society Journalist of the Year award, Alex Crawford visited Coventry in a Special edition of Coventry Conversations to discuss her story in Libya. Formally based in Sky’s Dubai bureau, Alex has reported on the Gulf and the MIddle East, most recently covering the Arab  Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya.

Alex’s name became a household one when was the first reporter to broadcast live from Green Square as rebel forces took over Tripoli. Arriving in the capital on the back of a pickup truck with a rebel convoy, Alex’s reports were broadcasted to the world vie manually operated satellite signal and a camera plugged into a cigarette lighter charger.

Written by Tsvetomir Valchev, Second Year Journalist

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Andrew Butters – Social Media Is Getting Too Much Buzz


Andrew Butters - Former Middle East chief for TIME Magazine.

Andrew Butters is a Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and the former Middle East bureau chief for TIME Magazine.

“Though I’ve covered the middle east extensively, the Arab uprising caught me by surprise. You can imagine my reaction when the biggest news story broke out and I was now in Oxford, but I was given leave to freelance for Time Magazine in the critical locations. Many of my colleagues have found Twitter to be useful during the uprising, including Facebook for uploading photos and videos – Locals put the mass uprising down to social networking sites.”

Writes Jon Dudley…

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