Kurt Barling

Professor of Journalism, Middlesex University

How the Broadwater Farm Riots led to 25 years broadcasting at the BBC

16th February 2017

Kurt Barling is Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University. In this in-depth interview, he reveals how observing first-hand the brutal Broadwater Farm Riots inspired him to follow a career in journalism. As well as winning many major awards for his reporting, Kurt has written a number of books, including “The ‘R’ Word: Racism”; and in over 25 years as a leading BBC broadcaster, has made dozens of primetime documentaries, reported undercover from multiple war zones, and been threatened with an AK-47 held to his head.