John McCarthy Speaker

John McCarthy

BBC Security Correspondent, Hostage, Writer, Broadcaster

John McCarthy: Biography highlights

As a journalist who was held hostage by terrorists for over five years, John McCarthy CBE is able to share what he learned about human nature and positivity in the face of terrible adversity.

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Full biography of John McCarthy

  • Journalist, author and broadcaster
  • Kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon between April 1986 and 8 August 1991
  • Patron of the charity Freedom from Torture
  • Inspirational and life affirming, McCarthy’s exceptional talks are in English, inspiring others to never give up hope
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BT Tower event - John McCarthy tells his story
BT Tower event - John McCarthy tells his story

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