Peter Greste

Peter Greste

Peter Greste left his native Australia in 1991, to pursue his dream of becoming a foreign correspondent. Since then, he has covered Afghanistan and Ce... ntral Asia, the Balkans, Iraq, Latin America and now Africa where he has lived for the past nine years. In 2011, he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a documentary on Somalia - a place that has become a major focus of his work since moving to East Africa. The region he covers includes the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and South Sudan); Kenya and Tanzania; and the Great Lakes states (Uganda, Bururndi, Rwanda and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo). 


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A letter from Tora prison

“How do you accurately and fairly report on Egypt’s ongoing political struggle without talking to everyone involved?”

Published On 5 Mar 2014

Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste writes second letter from Egypt’s Tora Prison, where he is being held without charge.

Published On 9 Feb 2014

Kenyatta’s promise

As Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence, has the country has live up to the promises of its founding father?

Published On 29 Jan 2014

Interpreting conflict as merely ethnic is not only superficial but also dangerous if it drives policy and peace deals.

Published On 13 Jan 2014

In a symbolic referendum, 99.9 percent of voters in the disputed region of Abyei favour joining South Sudan over Sudan.

Published On 2 Dec 2013

Al-Shabab 2.0

Kenya and Somalia face challenge of figuring out how to defeat an organisation in “an intelligence war”.

Published On 10 Nov 2013

Shabab: Dying or resurgent?

There is a growing view from Nairobi that al-Shabab’s Westgate Mall attack was an act of desperation

Published On 6 Nov 2013

Country revamped its political systems after the 1994 genocide. While not perfect, the changes are worth watching.

Published On 27 Oct 2013

Violence stemming from rivalry between Murle and Lou Nuer tribes has sent at least 100,000 people fleeing their homes.

Published On 4 Aug 2013