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Raphael Rowe

Raphael has reported from some of the most dangerous and hostile places in the world, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Borneo, Nigeria, Jamaica, Beirut and Haiti to name a few. He is also the first British journalist from diverse background to have been a staff reporter on the BBC flagship and prime time programmes, Today on Radio 4, The Six O'Clock News, Panorama and The One Show.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
Rice and Peas and Chicken caribbean style
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
Solitude
What would be the ONE thing you would take to a desert island?
Toilet Paper
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
I spent time in prison as an innocent person
I love to travel and explore different cultures - I’m aware of how lucky, privileged and successful I have been after what I’ve been through!” -Raphael Rowe

He has reported on difficult and challenging stories including: deforestation in Indonesia; arms dealing in rebel controlled Democratic Republic of Congo, why infotainment systems in cars today cause accidents and how government policy to cut legal aid has impacted on justice. He is experienced at doorsteps, stakeouts and surveillance to get the story. He has used tracking devices, placed in electronic waste, to follow the trail and prove illegal waste dumping. He has even travelled to destinations no western journalist have been to expose illegal logging activity from Africa to Europe.