Fergus Nicoll

The World Today Presenter and Freelance Reporter

Fergus Nicoll earned a degree in Oriental Studies (Sanskrit) from Oxford University and a PhD from Reading University. He worked as a teacher in northern Sudan before joining the BBC African Service in 1988. He moved to the Cairo Bureau in 1992, served as World Affairs Correspondent, is now a presenter on the BBC World Service radio program ‘World Today.’ In 2004 he published a biography of the Mahdi of Sudan. His book on the life of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was published in 2009.


Fri October 28, 2011
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Community Forum - Culture Under Siege in Pakistan

WRVO Program Director Fred Vigeant introduces Fergus Nicoll, Commentator on the BBC World Service program 'The World Today.'

Culture in Pakistan is under threat from widespread insecurity, ultra-conservative religious intolerance and police harassment. In a special edition of WRVO’s Community Forum we’ll discuss what role culture can play in rolling back the tide of intolerance.  This program was recorded in front of an audience at City Hall Commons at Hanover Square in Syracuse, NY on October 10th, 2011. It aired on WRVO Friday October 29th, 2011.


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