Michael Peschardt is one of the BBC's longest serving foreign correspondents. Based in Sydney since 1990 Michael reports on Australasia and most countries in the Asia region.
Michael has covered a huge array of stories from Olympic Games to wars in Cambodia, Tiger waves in New Guinea to global warming in Fiji and Western Samoa as well as countless stories in Australia.
From March 2000 Michael began hosting and producing Australia Direct, a 30 minute programme transmitting monthly on BBC World, the BBC's 24 hour international news and information channel. Australia Direct reaches 192 million homes in 200 countries and territories around the world. The essential guide to Australian life – news, business, features, entertainment, travel and sport – Australia Direct offers extensive and in depth analysis of events in this significant year when the world's eyes will be focused.
Michael Peschardt travels from New South Wales Australia
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