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Minefields: A Life In The News Game

Hugh Riminton In Conversation with Jane Norman

Saturday 25 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Ferguson Room
National Library of Australia

Minefields is a compelling exploration of a foreign correspondent's life who has been shot at, blown up, threatened with deportation and thrown in jail. One of Australia’s best-known journalists, Hugh Riminton has spent four decades reporting on the frontlines from nearly 50 countries. In his memoir, Minefields, Riminton traverses the highs and lows of his career, from a troubled teenager with a drinking problem to reporting to 300 million people globally. A must-see event, Hugh Riminton in conversation with one of the ABC’s rising stars, press gallery journalist Jane Norman.

Hugh Riminton is a multi-award-winning journalist whose reporting has taken him many times around the world and to almost every corner of Australia. He has been a foreign correspondent and presenter for CNN and Channel 9, and a political editor and newsreader for Channel TEN, where he still works. Hugh is also on the board of the veteran’s welfare charity Soldier On and the refugee education fund The John Mac Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Media Diversity Australia. He is the author of Minefields: A life In The News Game. 

Jane Norman is a federal political reporter with ABC News in Canberra. Originally from Perth, she moved east 5 years ago to join the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery and report on the endlessly intriguing and somewhat chaotic world of federal politics. So far she’s covered two election campaigns, three leadership challenges and four Prime Ministers. When she’s not at work, she’s usually plotting an escape to the South Coast or enjoying a local Riesling with friends at one of Canberra’s newest bars or restaurants.