Al Jazeera poaches BBC's Phillips

By Caitlin Pike

Al Jazeera International have poached BBC journalist Barnaby Phillips to be their Europe correspondent based in Athens.

Phillips joins Al Jazeera International from the BBC where his last position was as southern Africa correspondent for television and radio based in Johannesburg. He has extensive global experience having also worked in the Middle East, West Africa and Asia. He has covered major stories such as the AIDS epidemic, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the war in Liberia, the 2002 Southern African food crises, the war in Iraq and the South Asian Tsunami.

Phillips will be based in Athens as European correspondent for Al Jazeera International working directly with the channel’s London broadcast centre.

The London broadcast centre will be responsible for Europe and Russia bringing news to English speaking viewers around the world for several hours each day as one of four broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC.

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