Stuart Hughes

BBC News

Stuart Hughes is a senior world affairs producer with BBC News, based in London. Stuart has worked in international news for more than a decade. Working alongside some of the BBC’s most respected correspondents he has covered major news events around the world, including the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Middle East conflict and the Arab Spring.

While covering the Iraq War in 2003, Stuart stepped on an anti-personnel landmine. As a result of his injuries his right leg was amputated below the knee. Following his rehabilitation he resumed his BBC career, travelling the world on assignment using an artificial leg.

Stuart is a patron of the Mines Advisory Group, a charity which has cleared unexploded ordnance in more than 40 countries. MAG was co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. His campaigning work against landmines was recognized when he was selected to carry the Olympic Torch in London last July.

Stuart also works to raise awareness of the safety issues faced by journalists operating in war zones and the psychological toll of reporting conflict. He is a member of the advisory committee of the Rory Peck Trust, a British charity dedicated to improving the safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers and their families. He is also a consultant to the International News Safety Institute.

Stuart is the recipient of an Ochberg Fellowship at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

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