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Kate Adie: Journalism and the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980

Kate Adie: Journalism and the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980

Kate Adie: Journalism and the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980 Kate Adie: Journalism and the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980, 29.44 MB
Friday, August 4, 2017

BBC reporter Kate Adie was on duty when the Iranian Embassy siege took place in London in 1980. As the SAS stormed the building to rescue hostages cooped up inside, Adie described the events unfolding in front of her to an audience of millions while crouched behind a car door. Her coverage of the event broke new ground for television reporting, and she went on to report from war zones around the world. Ahead of the New Zealand International Film Festival screenings of 6 Days, a film depicting what went down at the Iranian embassy, Adie came up to the 95bFM studio to have a chat with our news director Ximena about her experiences during the siege and about what she thinks of the state of the media today.