is a British journalist.
She is a graduate of the London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a public research university specialised in the social sciences located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London...
where she was active as a student journalist. Marshall established herself as a television news foreign correspondent during the 1980s and 90s, when she was based in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. This work won awards, including an RTS, an EMMY, and a BAFTA.
She is now a regular presenter and writer for BBC Radio 4. She is also a Visiting Professor of Journalism at City University
City University London , is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and became a university in 1966, when it adopted its present name....
, London. She remains a Specialist Correspondent for ITN's ITV News at Ten
, for whom she has continued to cover major stories as a freelance contributor.
In the summer of 1992 Marshall, together with Channel 4 News
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' Ian Williams, were the first television journalists to uncover the Serb-run detention camps in Bosnia. Ed Vulliamy of the Guardian was also with the ITN teams. Their subsequent reports and pictures, shown throughout the world, generated an international outcry. The TV report won the International News Award for 1992 at the Royal Television Society TV Journalism Awards.
Penny Marshall has received Gold and Silver Medals at the Annual Film & Television Festival of New York, and joint top prize - with Ian Williams - in the News and Actuality category from BAFTA. They also received a special award from Broadcast Magazine. In addition they jointly won an Emmy, one of America's top television awards, for Outstanding Investigative Journalism at that year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
LM Magazine, formerly Living Marxism
Living Marxism was a British magazine, originally launched in 1988 as the journal of the British Revolutionary Communist Party . It was later rebranded as LM and folded in March 2000 following an adverse ruling in a libel lawsuit brought by the British news corporation, Independent Television News...
, in an article by Thomas Deichmann, claimed that the video tapes, which have brought international recognition to Marshall and Williams, were fraudulent. The article specifically said: "There was no barbed wire fence surrounding Trnopolje camp. It was not a prison, and certainly not a 'concentration camp', but a collection centre for refugees, many of whom went there seeking safety and could leave again if they wished. The barbed wire in the picture is not around the Bosnian Muslims; it is around the cameraman and the journalists."
In March 2000, Marshall and fellow reporter Ian Williams were each awarded £150,000, and ITN won £75,000, from LM Magazine in a High Court libel case against the magazine. An examination of the case by a professor of cultural and political geography at Durham University argues that the key claims made by Deichmann and LM were "erroneous and flawed".