Alex Crawford

Alex is special correspondent at Sky News, and during her 30 year career has been arrested, detained, abducted, interrogated and faced live bullets, tear-gas, IEDs, and mortar shells.

Based in Istanbul, she reports on major stories around the world. Formerly based in Dubai, Delhi and Johannesburg, Alex has covered events in Africa, South Asia, the Gulf and the Middle East including covering the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Syria.

Alex was the first correspondent to independently access Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and get first-hand evidence of what the UN called ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya.

She was the first reporter to broadcast live from Tripoli’s Green Square as rebel forces took over the Libyan capital.

She has won numerous awards including 2 Emmy’s, a BAFTA for coverage of the Ebola crisis, and is an unprecedented five times winner of the Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year award.

Alex was awarded an OBE by the Queen for her fearless journalism.


Closing keynote speech
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