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Owen Holdaway

I carry over 15 years of extensive experience freelance journalist having worked for the BBC, Aljazeera, ABC Australia, Fairfax Media and Network Ten, CBS, The SUN, The Daily Mail, France24 and various other international news organizations. 

I am currently base in middle east, where i have reported for the past 5 years. During that time I have covered in Iraq and Syria the battle against the so-called Islamic State, including the 9 month liberation of Mosul and the capture of their defacto capital of Raqqa in Syria.

I am currently in Lebanon, Bierut.

I have my own video and audio capturing equipment, plus editing skills and software.

Examples of my work can be found on my personal website:


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