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Mark Corcoran

Australia

Senior Producer, ABC

During his 20-year association with ABC-TV Australia’s international current affairs program Foreign Correspondent, Mark Corcoran has been a reporter, producer, executive producer and presenter. 

From 2001-10 he reported extensively on the social, security and political upheavals triggered by the 9/11 attacks and Washington's declared 'Global War on Terrorism', from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe and the US. 

In 2012-14 Mark led the ABC’s innovative Drone/Remotely Piloted Aircraft research program, investigating news-gathering capabilities of this emerging technology and potential applications as a safety tool on high risk assignments. 

He worked closely with the aviation industry and government in developing regulations for media use.