UN Forum Speaker: Zeinab Badawi

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Zeinab Badawi is the presenter of  World News Today (BBC Four and BBC World News channel) the UK's first daily news bulletin devoted principally to international news.

Badawi has been in broadcasting for over two decades. She co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow for nearly ten years (1989 to 1998). She joined the BBC and worked at Westminster on live political programmes for five years, presenting in the studio and reporting live from the party conferences. She has also worked in radio - regularly presenting the World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service's Newshour.

Badawi is a regular presenter of the BBC interview programme HARDtalk. In an exclusive interview in May 2009, Badawi interviewed Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir, the first serving head of state to be charged with war crimes. In November 2009, Badawi was named International TV Personality of the Year in the Annual Media Awards, the international media excellence awards organised by the Association for International Broadcasting

Badawi is founder and chair of the Africa Medical Partnership Fund (AfriMed), a charity which aims to help local medical professionals in Africa. She is also a board member of the British Council, a member of the Foreign Office Public Diplomacy Strategy Board, a board member of the Centre for Contemporary British History at London University, a trustee of the BBC World Service Trust, and a Vice-President of the United Nations Association - UK.

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Zeinab Badawi interviews Kenya's Foreign Minister about her President's trial for crimes against humanity

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