People have asked me why Iíve been campaigning for eight months for the freedom of Peter Greste and the first answer is the obvious one: he's a friend, and not only that, a friend whose work and character I greatly respect.
But thinking a little more deeply, Iíve realised that Peter's case also touched a deep chord in me. In 1994, I was the ABC's Europe correspondent.
Africa wasn't part of my beat, but I was sent to cover the refugee crisis after the Rwandan massacres because I was, as they say, the nearest warm body. And that's what you do in journalism, particularly as a foreign correspondent: when the call comes, you answer. Continue>>>