Kate Adie - A world of conflict
Kate Adie started with the BBC in 1968 as a studio technician in local radio, joining BBC TV News in London in 1979. Her coverage of the 1980 siege of the Iranian embassy changed the trajectory of her career, and set her on a path that saw her cover almost all major foreign crises in the subsequent decade, including the conflicts in Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Libya and the student uprising in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Adie has won a number of awards and a clutch of honorary degrees throughout her long and distinguished career as a war correspondent, including an OBE in 1993. The Iranian Embassy siege has been made into a film by New Zealand's Toa Fraser. 6 Days screens in the New Zealand International Film Festival.