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Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig started presenting The World Tonight in 1989, and also presents Newshour on the BBC World Service.

He has extensive experience of covering major world events for the BBC, and has broadcast live programmes from Abuja, Amman, Baghdad, Berlin, Harare, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Kabul, Kosovo, Moscow, New York, Paris, Ramallah, Rome, Sarajevo, Shanghai, Tehran, Tokyo and Washington. He has also interviewed several major world leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, and the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He studied politics at the University of Sussex and began his career as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Madrid, Paris and Rome. He then spent 12 years on The Observer, where he was Home Affairs Editor, News Editor, Middle East Correspondent and Assistant Editor. He has won a number of awards, including the 1998 Sony Silver Award for Talk/News Broadcaster of the Year.

You can follow Robin on Twitter @bbcrobinlustig