Meet My Arch Rival!!

02062020 #BCGDaily ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Damien Reid

When I moved to Dubai in 2006 as editor of Car Middle East, Damien Reid was editor of Autocar Middle East, but from fierce professional rivarly emerged a fast personal friendship. It’s great to catch up with one of the most respected and prolific car journalists in the Middle East, to hear some great behind-the-scenes stories of what really went on with PR, car manufacturers and magazine publishing in Dubai, and get his considered take on the state of motor racing during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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I’ve been on the radio for over six years!

Surprised to realise that we’ve been on the radio for over six years

A couple of weeks ago, we did our last ever live radio show for James Piecowye on Dubai Eye 103.8FM for his CarTalk show and Nightline series of programmes.

We also participated in his last ever show in which he invited back many of his other guests, previous guests and former as well as current colleagues.

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Journalism today: ‘We may be generating heat. But are we really delivering light?’

‘We may be generating heat. But are we really delivering light?’

What a superb question by someone with the authority, credibility and experience to put a powerful voice to the concerns of all those who genuinely care for media, journalism and mass communication.

Helen Boaden, Former Director of BBC Radio wrote this in an incredible and fascinating analysis of the state of media and journalism today and where it’s heading in an extract of her speech in The Independent newspaper.

Helen Boaden, Former Director of BBC Radio
I’ve been struggling with the inevitable direction of journalism in this digital age for some time now, here is a voice confirming my fears from the heart of one of the last bastions of genuine journalism.

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