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Robin Lustig

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Robin Lustig is one of the BBC's most senior radio presenters. As well as presenting the World Tonight, he also presents Newshour and Talking Point on the BBC World Service. He also has his own blog, Lustig's Letter. He has extensive experience of covering major world events for the BBC, and has broadcast live programmes from Abuja, Amman, Baghdad, Berlin, Harare, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Kabul, Kosovo, Moscow, New York, Paris, Ramallah, Rome, Sarajevo, Tehran, Tokyo and Washington. He has also interviewed several major world leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, the secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, and Tony Blair. 
He spent 12 years at The Observer, where he was Home Affairs Editor, News Editor, Middle East Correspondent and Assistant Editor. He has won a number of awards, including the 1998 Sony Silver Award for Talk/News Broadcaster of the Year.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Will the Arab Spring lead to peace between Israel and its neighbours, or does it mean perpetual war? Is what we've been seeing really an Arab Spring, or is it in fact an Islamic Awakening? Robin Lustig, asked these questions to Jeffrey Goldberg, the man hailed as “the most influential journalist on matters relating to Israel” in a session which looked at what the Arab Spring means for Israel, for the Palestinians, and for the prospects for peace, all against the backdrop of confrontation between the West and Iran.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.