The British Council Korea presents Brits Talk Korea, a series of presentation by British authors, journalists and public figures who live in Korea. The fifth presenter is Fran Unsworth, Director of BBC World Service Group and Stephen Evans, BBC Seoul Correspondent.
Brits Talk Korea: Special Presentation Series 05
- Title: ‘What’s It For?: The Rationale Behind the BBC
- Time / Date: 19:00, Wednesday 3 December
- Venue: Gwanghwamun Centre of the British Council Korea
- There is no admission fee.
- Online booking is required.
Fran Unsworth has been recently appointed Director of World Service Group at the BBC and will talk about the wider purpose of the corporation in a talk entitled, ‘What’s It For?: The Rationale Behind the BBC’.
BBC Seoul Correspondent Stephen Evans will deliver a short talk about his experiences as an International correspondent for the BBC. With over 30 years in journalism, and as a regular contributor to the long-running and much-loved radio programme, From Our Own Correspondent, we can expect many anecdotes and observations from around the globe.
Fran Unsworth joined the BBC in 1980 on Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme. An experienced journalist, producer and media executive, she spent time in Washington, D.C as a producer and worked on the flagship Radio 4 programmes, The World at One and PM. After various senior positions, Fran was appointed Head of Newsgathering in 2001 and was responsible for one of the world’s largest news operations with bureaux across the world. She has recently been appointed to her current position as head of the World Service Group.
Stephen Evans is an experienced BBC journalist who has reported from many countries including the USA, the UK, Germany and now South Korea. Stephen was in one of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, when the planes hit, and gave an eyewitness account live on TV and radio. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, he studied Economics at Cambridge University.
Brits Talk Korea
The British Council presents 'Brits Talk Korea', a new series of presentations by British authors, journalists and public figures who live in Korea. You are invited to attend a talk at our centre in Gwanghwamun by speakers who will share their unique insight into their special topic.