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Lucy Ash: Biography

Lucy Ash with Kwanchai Paipanna, of the Udon Lovers community radio station
Lucy attended a Red-shirt rally organised by Kwanchai Paipanna's community radio station.

Lucy Ash began her radio career as a producer in the BBC Moscow bureau just as the Soviet Union was falling apart.

After four years covering the chaotic birth of the New Russia, she returned to the UK and began presenting foreign affairs features and documentaries.

Lucy reports on a wide range of international topics but has a strong interest and expertise in social justice, human rights, penal reform and health issues.

She also keeps a close eye on developments in France, Russia and East/West relations.

Lucy has presented a special programme on Ukraine's Orange Revolution and a two part series called Putin's Game.

Best known for her award winning reports on Crossing Continents, Lucy is also a regular contributor to From Our Own Correspondent and Outlook on World Service radio.

Most recently for Crossing Continents Lucy has been to Chechnya where she met and interviewed the prominent human rights worker Natalya Estemirova, who was shot dead on 15 July, 2009.



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