BBC foreign correspondent and author of "Season of Blood"
Fergal Keane was appointed Southern Africa correspondent of the BBC in 1990, having covered the region since the early 1980s. He was named as Amnesty international's Human Rights Reporter of the Year in 1993, and has recently won another Amnesty award for his coverage of the genocide in Rwanda. He was also Reporter of the Year in the 1994 Sony Awards and Reporter of the Year at the New York Festival of Radio in 1994.
His coverage of the genocide in Rwanda has earned him the Journalist of the Year award from the Royal Television Society, as well as the award for best international documentary for 'Panorama: Journey Into Darkness.' The judges praised both his 'bravery and his outstanding writing.' His reporting of Rwanda was also honoured by Amnesty International when they gave him the award for Best International Television Documentary in 1995. "Season of Blood" won the 1995 Orwell Prize as the best political book of the year, and was characterized by the judges as 'courageous, honest, petrifying.' Fergal Keane is now the BBC's Asia correspondent.