International Day of Peace Lecture Sophie Mcneill

Sat 21 Sep 2019 6:00pm8:00pm


St John’s Cathedral
Ann Street
Brisbane CBD

ABC Journalist, Sophie McNeill, will present the 8th Brisbane Peace Lecture.

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The Rotary Peace Centre University of Queensland will also recognise the 2019 Agents of Peace.

Sophie McNeill is reporter with the ABC's investigative program Four Corners and is a former Middle East Correspondent for the ABC.
She has worked across the region including Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Turkey and Gaza.
She has twice been awarded Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year and in 2010 won a Walkley award for her investigation into the killing of five children in Afghanistan by Australian Special Forces soldiers.

Sophie was nominated for a Walkley in 2015 for her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis.

In September 2015, her reporting helped reunite a Syrian refugee family that had become separated on the European refugee trail.
In early 2016, Sophie broke the story of children starving to death in the besieged town of Madaya, Syria.
Her coverage in August 2016 in Yemen exposed alleged Saudi coalition war crimes, the starvation of children and the recruitment of child soldiers by Houthi rebels.
Her reports on doctors working inside Aleppo, Syria, gave rare insights into life in the besieged, war-torn city.
Her reporting on the war in Yemen saw her win her third Walkley.