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The Masterclass Podcast

Louisa Lim

The Masterclass Podcast
26 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Masterclass Episode 10: Lyse Doucet on Journalism in Hostile Environments

The job of a journalist is to tell the stories of our time. In this episode, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet talks through the challenges facing today's journalists from the conflict frontlines to the increasing hostility to the mainstream media.

Show notes


The Real Story, What is Fuelling The War in Yemen (BBC World Service)

Lyse Doucet Reunites With Refugee Family in Canada (BBC)


Syria in the Wake of US-led Missile Strikes (BBC Newshour)
Syria: The World's War (BBC Two)

Inside Yemen: Three Years of War

Host details:
Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreign correspondent in China for a decade for BBC and NPR. She subsequently wrote a book called The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named an Economist Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She co-hosts a podcast on China called The Little Red Podcast with Graeme Smith from the Australian National University. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Production Team
Buffy Gorrilla is an awardwinning audio journalist and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism programme. Buffy has been a producer at the ABC for Radio National and ABC Radio Melbourne and is currently working with RN’s Blueprint for Living. She is also host and producer of Starting Somewhere a new podcast from the University of Melbourne.

Ruby Schwartz is a Research Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. She provides research support for books, essays, op-eds and speeches, and co-produces the Vice-Chancellor’s public policy podcast, The Policy Shop. Ruby has co-hosted a weekly intersectional feminist news and current affairs show on 3CR, produces audio stories for FBI Radio’s All The Best and written articles for the Sydney Morning Herald. She was an editorial assistant at the Saturday Paper and wrote a thesis on gendered cyber harassment.