Award-winning hack back on home turf

Peter Burdin
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AN international journalist is heading back to his roots to give a free guest lecture at the University of Central Lancashire.

Peter Burdin, an award-winning former BBC journalist, will be discussing ‘Who stole the news? – and how we can get it back’ on Thursday April 16.

The former Hutton Grammar School pupil, is currently UCLan’s international journalism practitioner-in-residence.

For the past five years Peter was head of the BBC’s Africa Bureau.

Based in Johannesburg, he was responsible for all BBC’s news gathering on the continent and line-managed household names such as John Simpson and Fergal Keane.

Peter joined the BBC in 1980 as a trainee and went on to work as a reporter and producer for Television News, World At One, the PM Programme and the Today Programme.