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Mark Corcoran

ABC News
Senior Editor

Mark has been a broadcast journalist and editor for 28 years. For 15 years he travelled to every continent on assignment for ABC-TV Australia’s weekly international affairs program Foreign Correspondent. and from 2001- 2010, he reported on Washington’s declared ‘Global War on Terrorism’ from a diverse range of locations. In 2008 he took on the additional role of Foreign Correspondent presenter. His last assignment was to Cairo in 2011, where he spent two weeks in Tahrir Square with protestors. Mark has received numerous Australian journalism prizes including the prestigious Walkley Award for International Reporting and the TV Logie Award as producer of the Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report. International Awards include the Reuters/Mohamed Amin Award for his reporting from Sierra Leone, several New York International TV Gold Medals, and a UN Association Prize for Environmental Reporting for his work in the Bolivian Andes. Mark is currently on study leave as a Visiting Fellow and research student at the University of Technology Sydney, examining potential news gathering applications of drone technology and the associated privacy, safety and regulatory issues. He also leads an ABC News research project on the subject.