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Reporters Monday, 13 September, 1999, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Jane Corbin
JANE CORBIN


Jane Corbin was educated at King's College, London. She started in television as a reporter for Thames, Granada and ITN. As a correspondent on Channel 4 News she covered events in India, Africa, the Far East, Europe and the US - reporting (among other stories) on the '84 US elections, the Gandhi assassination, famine in Africa, riots in Korea, and the Angolan civil war.

First UK reporter to film widely in Cambodia

She joined the BBC at the beginning of 1988 as a reporter on 'Panorama'. She was the first UK reporter to film widely in Cambodia ('In The Shadow Of The Killing Fields', 1988), and since then has made 'Panorama' programmes on:

  • The Piper Alpha disaster

  • Nazi-hunters

  • Iraq's secret missile and nuclear programmes and the "Super-Gun" project. This trilogy of investigative programmes sparked the Scott Inquiry into the Arms for Iraq scandal.

  • "The Norway Channel" an inside account of the historic Palestine/Israel peace deal.

  • In "War Crime" Jane investigated the Srebrenica massacres in Bosnia and presented an inside account of David Owen's period as chief Balkan negotiator.


    In 1999 Jane completed three programmes on the war in Kosovo including the first in depth investigation of atrocities in the villages of western Kosovo.

    Watch entire Panorama on Kosovo: The Valley of the Dead

    Related story:The Killing of Kosovo

    She has also recently presented 'The Money Programme' and has made programmes about the Commonwealth and the Ministry of ¦Defence for the BBC's Political Documentaries Unit. Jane has also presented and reported editions of BBC2's "Correspondent" including an investigation of corruption in Pakistan under Benazir Bhutto's government, and a recent special programme from the Balkans.

    Awards

    Jane Corbin has four times won a Royal Television Society journalism award - in 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1994, the latter for 'The Norway Channel'. Jane has won other television awards and been nominated several times for an EMMY for best investigative international journalism

    Jane lives in London and is married with two children.

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