Jeremy Bowen is a journalist with a vast knowledge and experience of the Middle East. From 1995-2000, he was based in Jerusalem as the BBC's Middle East Correspondent, winning awards from television festivals in New York and Monte Carlo, as well as a Best Breaking News report from the Royal Television Society on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.
During the Kosovo crisis of 1999, he reported extensively from the region, often in dangerous conditions, which included being robbed at gunpoint by bandits whilst reporting from the Albanian border. Since June 2005 he has been working in the newly-created role of BBC Middle East Editor.
Jeremy presented the brilliant BBC 1 documentary, On the Front Line, which graphically portrayed what life is really like for journalists working under fire. In the hit BBC podcast Our Man in the Middle East, Jeremy presented a personal history of the Middle East. Over 25 episodes he reflected on the present and the past of the Middle East, after reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century.
His first book, the critically acclaimed Six Days (Simon and Schuster, 2012), tells the dramatic history of the most seminal event in Middle-Eastern history of The Six Day War. This was followed by War Stories (Simon and Schuster, 2012), which examines his life as a war reporter and what the camera lens does to people on either side of it.
Jeremy's third book The Arab Uprisings (Simon and Schuster, 2013) looks at the game-changing events that are impacting the middle east. It captures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting these revolutions in their political context, and using them as a prism through which to understand the broader history and landscape of the Middle East. It is is an urgent and authoritative account of the seismic political changes rocking the Middle East, from one of the foremost reporters of our time.
Jeremy Bowen is highly respected within his profession and in the wider public sphere.