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01st June 2010

Exonian uncovers the truth about Romania’s abandoned children

Marshall Corwin (1972, Mathematics) is co-author of a new book, Undercover. Written with award-winning ITN journalist, Chris Rogers, the book tells the heart-breaking story of the children abandoned in terrible conditions in Romanian orphanages. In many cases, the conditions which shocked the world after the fall of Ceausescu had not improved and children were even being sold by poverty-stricken families to wealthy foreigners. The campaign to uncover the truth about these orphanages gathered support from aid workers, doctors, politicians and even a Duchess.

Chris Rogers is an award-winning television journalist and producer, and his film on the treatment of Palestinian children by both the Israelis and the Palestinians won the Royal Television Society Award for Programme of the Year. Marshall Corwin is an Emmy award-winning BBC TV series producer, with twenty years experience of filming documentaries across the world. Specialising in children’s issues, science, conservation and adventure, he has won 15 major awards, and is the creator of the Serious Adventure series, in which teams of teenagers take on environmental projects in some of the world’s toughest places. He is also the author of Serious Survival and co-wrote The Newsround Book of Space, both of which were short-listed for the Royal Society Junior Science Books Prize.

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