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Jane Corbin

Jane Corbin talks about what it's like working at Panorama

Jane Corbin was educated at King's College London. She started her television career as a reporter with Thames, Granada and ITN, before becoming a correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Stories she covered for Channel 4 News included the 1984 US elections, the assassination of Indira Ghandi and the Angolan civil war.

Jane Corbin with Cambodian dancers
In 1988 Jane travelled to Cambodia to film In the Shadow of the Killing Fields

Jane joined the BBC in 1988 as a reporter on Panorama. She was the first UK journalist to film widely in Cambodia and she reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break up of the Soviet Union. In 1999 she worked on three programmes about the war in Kosovo and carried out the first in-depth investigation into the atrocities in the villages of western Kosovo.

In recent years Jane has focussed on the Middle East, Iraq and the threat posed by Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terror network.

She has reported from the front lines of the US-led war on terror, travelling extensively in Afghanistan, with exclusive access to both UK and US troops, and covering the Iraq war in the southern city of Basra.

Jane Corbin in opium poppy field
Jane has reported from Afghanistan on numerous occassions

Jane exclusively revealed to the world who had betrayed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay. She was also the first journalist to interview Dr Rihad Taha, a top Iraqi scientist, known as Dr Germ for her part in Saddam Hussein's bacterial weapons programme.

Jane is regarded as one of the foremost commentators on al-Qaeda. Since 1998 she has made many films on al-Qaeda - investigating their activities from the Sudan to the US, the Philippines and Bali. In 2002 her book The Base: In search of al-Qaeda was published.

She has also presented the BBC's Money Programme, made films for the BBC's Political Documentaries Unit and presented and reported editions of BBC Two's Correspondent.

Jane has won four Royal Television Society journalism awards and been nominated several times for an Emmy for best investigative international journalism.


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