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Jonathan Harley

Jonathan Harley joined the team after thirteen years as a reporter and producer with the ABC — much of that time reporting on international events.

He covered military coups, natural catastrophes and countless cricket corruption scandals as a correspondent in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Covering that beat as a video journalist, he was one of just a few western reporters to film and work in Afghanistan over several years under the restrictive, camera-shy Taliban regime.

Jonathan experienced the events of September 11, 2001 from a unique perspective: he was the only Australian journalist to be in Afghanistan at the time of the attacks on the United States.

His coverage of the start of the US-led War on Terrorism and then post-Taliban Afghanistan saw him share a Logie Award for Most Outstanding News Coverage.

As the war on terrorism unfolded, Jonathan reported on the 2003 start of the war in Iraq from Coalition Central Command in Qatar.

His award-winning memoir about the highs, lows and hilarities of life as a young foreign correspondent is titled Lost in Transmission.

Jonathan's only really been in fear of his life once: as a lone Australian face reporting from the packed stands of Calcutta during the knife-edge second India-versus-Australia Test match in 2001.

Fortunately for Jonathan, India won the match.

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