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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lyse Doucet. A New Star over Bethlehem


Lyse Doucet. A star of the Middle East. First seen on our screens anchoring the round two of the Iraq conflict from a Israel, She’s not a glamour puss but defiantly tops the pops as the thinking mans crumpet. Her distinct French Canadian accent cracks like a whip across the poorest of satellite connections, Lyse would be the first to admit she prefers radio. She has never let the BBC News viewer down with her local knowledge of the situation, and never hesitate to go for the big interview and offers the same quality with street interviews. Her experience as a stringer for the BBC World Service, in Africa set this unique style and pattern. Her current work with the Israeli, Lebanon crisis is exemplary, she is able to talk with the Israeli Military and is appreciated as a true Journalist and broadcaster. Holder of a silver Sony and broadcaster of the year award. Lyse is a specialist on the continent of Africa, the Middle East, and liaising, reporting with both side of a military conflict. Admirers of Lyse and her work hope she will be rewarded, Her growing fan club seem to think so. She deserves a Nobel prize for aiding peace.
Born in New Brunswick, eastern Canada, Lyse has a Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a BA Honours Degree from Queen's University at Kingston. She also holds an honorary doctorate in Civil Law from King's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She lives in Jerusalem, but has operated in Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan and many of the world Middle Eastern trouble spots.

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