Mr Peter Arnett, a war reporter who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1966 for his coverage of the Vietnam War, has been invited by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau to give an open lecture entitled “Live from the Battlefield” on 24 October 2007 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium II of the University of Macau Library.
Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent Peter Arnett has spent a lifetime covering wars and international crises for major American news organizations.
Forty years ago as a young news correspondent, Arnett began covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press, an assignment would last 13 years, from the buildup of US military advisers in the early 1960s to the fall of Saigon in 1975. In 1981, Arnett joined CNN, covering wars and civil disturbances in scores of countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
Arnett is best known for his live television coverage from Baghdad during the first Gulf War in 1991, including his interview with President Saddam Hussein. Arnett won a television Emmy. He was also the first western journalist to interview the arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden. He was on assignment in Baghdad for National Geographic Explorer when Gulf War 11 broke out in March, 2003.
Over the years, Arnett has received 57 major journalism awards and also honorary doctorate degrees from universities in the United States and Brazil. In the Queen's honors of 2006, Arnett was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to journalism.
He has written his autobiography "Live from the Battlefield", which was named "a Book of the Year" by the New York Times.
This open lecture will be conducted in English and all are welcome.
Publicado em 2007-10-22 15:37