Maggie O’Kane in conversation with Vincent Browne
as part of International Women's Day
Maggie O'Kane is an award–winning Irish journalist whose accolades include British journalist of the Year, Irish Journalist of the Year and Amnesty International Journalist of the Year.
She is probably best known for her earlier work as a foreign correspondent with The Guardian covering the Bosnian war — following a career in the newsroom at RTÉ and on Today Tonight. Her career began, appropriately enough for tonight's event, with our host Vincent Browne who gave her that all–important first break and then nearly sacked her. But more of that later.
After founding Guardian Films, The Guardian's Emmy award–winning film unit, she went onto work as The Guardian investigations editor for five years before leaving earlier this year to set up the Global Media Campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation, a role she says will see her to her grave and with 200 million women and girls living with FGM, that is probably true.
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