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Me on BBC Manchester attack

Due to David’s research into terrorism and security as well as policing, human rights and criminal law in general, he is consistently requested by the media to provide commentary on these topic areas. David’s television appearances include the BBC’s Breakfast Show, BBC News Channel, BBC World Service, BBC News at Six and News at Ten, the BBC’s One Show,  BBC’s The Big Question, BBC Regional news Northwest Tonight and Southeast Tonight, Sky News, ITN’s news (including the regional news Granada Reports), Channel News Asia (Singapore), Al Jazeera (Qatar), Al Arabyia (Dubai), France 24, DW Germany, TRT (Turkey), RT (formerly Russia Today), ABC (Australia), CNN and cnbc (US).

David is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4. BBC Radio5live, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland, most of the BBC’s regional radio stations, LBC, talkRADIO, Sputnik Radio (Russia), Newstalk (Ireland) and Newstalk ZB (New Zealand).

David also provides commentary for the print and online website media. To date this has included in the UK The Guardian, Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, the US’ Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Times and New York Times  Slovakia’s Pravda, Spain’s La Razon and Austria’s Die Presse.

Below are links to some of the interviews David has given:

Television

TRT World, 6th December 2018, Link to my discussion on the role of security intelligence in Turkey and internationally

 

RT, 22nd November 2018, Link to my discussion on the UK’s Intelligence & Security Committee’s report on MI5 failings during the 2017 attacks focusing on the Manchester Arena attack

RT, 22nd October 2018, Link to my discussion over which jurisdiction Kotey and Elsheikh (two of the so called IS Beatles) should try them for murder

RT, 13th September 2018, Link to my debate with Matteo Bergammi from news outlet Shout Out UK on RT re- privacy rights, data protection and ID cards

TRT World, 7th August 2018, Link to my interview with TRT World (Turkey) discussing Al Qaeda and the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya

RT, 19th June 2018, interviewed over the EU’s Brexit negotiator Barnier’s comments regarding the UK losing access to terrorism and serious crime databases and no access to European Arrest warrants 

BBC News Channel, 9th February 2018, interviewed over the capture of Kotey and Elsheikh, members of Islamic State’s execution cell working with Emwazi (aka Jihadi John)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/10318089/bbc-news-channel

BBC Breakfast, 24th October 2017, discussion panel with Baroness Newlove and David Lloyd (Chair of Association of Police & Crime Commissioners) on the future challenges facing policing in the UK 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09b4g0h/breakfast-24102017

RT (Russia), 18th August 2017, ‘Spain latest nation to suffer ISIS-linked attacks’ – anti-terrorism expert

Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1st November 2016, ‘Iraqi forces make first break into IS-stronghold Mosul’

http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-world/2016-11-01/iraqi-forces-make-first-break-into-is-stronghold/7986632

SKY News (UK), David Lowe talks to Sky News about terrorism and airport security

Sky News (UK), David Lowe talks to Sky News about terrorism following the attacks in Paris

TRT World (Turkey), Fighting Daesh: Interview with terrorism expert David Lowe 

TRT Words (Turkey), Interview with terrorism expert David Lowe on Manchester United evacuation

TRT World (Turkey), Interview with Dr David Lowe on March 2016 Brussels attacks

TRT World (Turkey), Interview with David Lowe on retaking of Mosul from Daesh

DW Germany, David Lowe — US Airstrikes Against Al-Shabaab Training Camp

RT (Russia), 22nd December 2016, ‘Why wasn’t Berlin attack suspect under tight surveillance?’

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/371281-berlin-terrorists-security-europe/

TRT World (Turkey), Interview with terrorism analyst David Lowe on Orlando nightclub shooting

TRT World (Turkey), Interview with David Lowe about November 2015 Paris Attack

Radio

Me at City Talk

 

BBC Radio Wales, 3rd December 2018, Link to my interview on BBC Radio Wales from today discussing the extreme far-right including group System Resistance Network actions in Wales. The news feature is 37min 38 secs in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001cyx

BBC Radio Manchester, 22nd November 2018, Link to my interview on BBC Radio Manchester re-Intelligence & Security Committee’s report on MI5 and Manchester bombing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06q7xmt

Sputnik Radio, 22nd November 2018, Link to my interview on Radio Sputnik yesterday re-the IED’s found in London and Abedi/Manchester bombing 

BBC Radio London, 1st November 2018 Link to my interview discussing UK Govt’s new strategy to deal with organised crime. It’s 2 hours 19 minutes and 39 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06n0n4k

Sputnik Radio, 30th October 2018, Link to my interview discussing MI5’s role inleading investigations into the extreme far right terrorist threat

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201810301069339081-mi5-extremists-monitoring-explained/

BBC Radio London, 19th October 2018, link to my interview discussing issues related to Anjem Choudary’s release from prison. It is 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06lmws6

BBC Radio Scotland, 19th October 2018, link to my interview on BBC Radio Scotland discussing issues related to Anjem Choudary’s release from prison. It is 41 minutes in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000sjl

BBC Radio 5 live, 19th October 2018, link to my interview with Nicky Campbell discussing issues related to Anjem Choudary’s release from prison. It is 47 minutes 50 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0000sgc

Sputnik Radio, 10th October 2018, link to my interview regarding the current terrorist threat the UK is facing

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201810111068778436-uk-extremism-counter-terrorism-prevention-resources/

BBC Radio Derby, 4th October 2018, link to my interview regarding the allegations of Russia’s military intelligence agency the GRU spying in Holland, UK and the US. It is 2 hours 20 minutes 9 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06kdqpp

BBC Three Counties Radio, 4th October 2018, link to my interview regarding the allegations of Russia’s military intelligence agency the GRU spying in Holland, UK and the US. It is 1 hour 8 minutes 46 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06kjsfg

BBC Radio5live, 17th August 2018, Link to my discussion on Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio5live re-employers conducting surveillance on employees. It’s 1hr 5min11sec in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf4rnv

BBC Radio Scotland, 14th August 2018, Link to my interview re-terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament 2 hours 16 minutes 30 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bfkdc6

BBC Three Counties Radio, 14th August 2018, Link to my interview re-terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament 2 hours 30 minutes 5 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06fv824

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, 14th August 2018, Link to my interview re-terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament 2 hours 54 minutes 54 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06f3j06

BBC Radio Leeds, 14th August 2018, Link to my interview re- terrorist incident outside Houses of Parliament 1 hour 10 minutes 14 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06g293q

BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire. 3rd August 2018, Link to my interview re-conviction of Safaa Boular for plotting a terror attack and receiving a 13 year prison sentence. It’s 2 hrs 9mins 23 secs in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06d1cbd

BBC Radio Wales, 20th July 2018, Link to my interview discussing the latest developments in the Novichok poisoning in Wiltshire. It is 2 hours 15 minutes 42 seconds in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bbbvt9

Sputnik Radio, 20th July 2018, Link to my interview this morning on the law and policy governing the use of juveniles as police covert human intelligence sources

BBC Radio Merseyside, 17th July 2018, Link to my interview on Merseyside Police’s Project Servator and measures taken to keep people safe from terrorist attacks 1hr 23m 36 secs in 

BBC Radio Wales, 9th July 2018, link to my interviews in relation to the Novichok poisoning and murder investigation into Dawn Sturgess’ death in Amesbury, Wiltshire mins 52 secs in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b9kw2j

BBC Three Counties Radio 5th July 2018, link to my interview with BBC Three Counties Radio in relation to the Novichok poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Its 1 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06954f5

Sputnik Radio, 29th June 2018, Link to my interview on Radio Sputnik on Barnier/May’s issues related to UK access to terrorist/criminal databases post Brexit

Sputnik Radio, 18th May 2018, Link to my interview discussing whether all UK police officers should be routinely armed to meet the terror threat it faces

BBC Radio Merseyside, 14th May 2018, Link to my interview on BBC Radio Merseyside yesterday discussing MI5 Director Andrew Parker’s comments on terrorist threat in Europe and issues with Russia. It’s 8 mins 31 secs in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065hp1g

BBC Three Counties Radio, 7th May 2018, Link to my interview with Roberto Peronne re-gun and knife attacks in the UK 2hrs 33mins 55secs in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064rx0f

BBC Radio Ulster, 24th April 2018, link to my interview related to the male who drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zj3m5

BBC Three Counties Radio, 24th April 2018, link to my interview related to the male who drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0633wv4

BBC Radio 5 Live, 24th April 2018, link to my interview on issues related to the male who drove a van at pedestrians in Toronto, Canada 23rd April 2018 killing 10 people (2hours 5 minutes 11 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b01drb

Sputnik Radio, 23rd April 2018, link to my interview on the issue of the UK’s Home Office proposals to increase anti-terror powers for the police and security services

BBC Three Counties Radio, 12th April 2018, link to my interview on JVS show regarding whether the US and allies should take military action against the Al-Assad regime in Syria

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061tnqr

BBC Radio 5, 11th April 2018 Link to the discussion panel I was on BBC Radio 5 with Ian Rankin (Rebus), Anne Cleeves (Shetland) and Louise Dougherty (Appletree Farm) on if crime fiction and drama reflects real policing (2 hours 36 minutes 41 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yd4t2

BBC Radio Wales, 9th April 2018, interviewed on the legal and policy issues related to the UK’s witness protection programme (1 hour 27 minutes 31 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yd8vq

BBC Three Counties, 5th April 2018, interviewed over the rise in gun and knife crime and the murders in London during 2018 (2 hours 9 minutes 11 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0612nt3

Radio Sputnik, 29th March 2018, interviewed over implications in the bid to stop Russia hosting World Cup due to mounting tensions over the Salisbury nerve agent attack

 

BBC Radio Scotland, 23rd March 2018, interviewed regarding the terrorist attack in Trebes, France (2 hours 10 minutes 5 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w89hy

LBC, 20th March 2018, interviewed by Richard Suchet on the ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) initiative and the Prevent strategy

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dax-global-lbc-lbcdaily/2018/03/20/do-you-report-suspicious-activity-to-police-why-is-sarkosy-in-custody

BBC Three Counties Radio, 13th March 2018, on JVS show discussing UK sanctions against Russia following he poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skirpol (19 minutes in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05y4wcq

BBC Radio 5 Live, 7th March 2018, interviewed over the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skirpol (2 hours 13 minutes 12 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tgpq8

BBC Radio Scotland, 7th March 2018, interviewed over the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skirpol (1 hour 13 minutes and 30 seconds in)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09trhmc

BBC Radio Merseyside, 13th February 2018, interviewed regarding the use of software to identify and remove jihadist extremist content on the internet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05vpqnk

LBC, 9th February 2018, discussion with former Minister Kim Howells on the capture of Islamic State’s execution cell members Kotey and Elsheikh

http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/

BBC Radio Wales, 2nd February 2018, interview over the conviction of Darren Osborne for terrorist murder/attempt murder at Finsbury Park (2 hours 0 minutes 50 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09nxprb

BBC Radio Merseyside, 23rd January 2018, interview over UK and cyber security provisions (39 minutes 27 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05s8ggf#play

BBC Radio Three Counties, 24th November 2017, interview re-incident at Oxford Circus Tube station that was being treated as a terrorist incident (2 hours 33 minutes 2 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05l19qv

BBC Radio WM, 18th October 2017, interview re-Andrew Parker (MI5 Director) and his comments that the UK is facing a more intense terrorist threat. (7 minutes 20 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hkg2n

BBC Radio Scotland, 18th October 2017, interview re-Andrew Parker (MI5 Director) and his comments that the UK is facing a more intense terrorist threat. (55minutes 10 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097s8x6

BBC Radio Kent, 12th October 2017, interview re-death of Sally-Ann Jones (white widow) in US drone attack in Syria and issues on radicalisation. (1 hour 4 minutes 50 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gp3rx

BBC Radio Scotland, 12th October 2017, interview re-death of Sally-Ann Jones (white widow) in US drone attack in Syria and issues on radicalisation. (15 minutes 38 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096smkk

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, 12th October 2017, interview re-death of Sally-Ann Jones (white widow) in US drone attack in Syria and issues on radicalisation. (5 minutes 32 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096jlbv

BBC Radio Stoke, 20th September 2017, interview re-UK PM, Theresa May’s speech on internet and communications service providers having greater safeguards against extremist and terrorist related material placed on the Internet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ds842

BBC Radio Wales, 18th September 2017, interview re-terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station and developments in the investigation (1 hour 48 minutes 40 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0953rpj

Ireland’s FM104, 17th September 2017 interview re-parsons green terrorist attack

https://www.fm104.ie/news/2nd-arrest-after-london-tube-blast/

BBC Radio Merseyside, 15th September 2017 interview re-Parsons Green terrorist attack (1 hour 1minute13 seconds in) 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05dpg9g

BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, 20th August 2017, interview re-terrorist attacks in Spain (2 hours 9 minutes 24 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05brs43

BBC Radio5live, 18th August 2017, interview re-Barcelona terrorist attack (12 minutes 33 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090lljm

BBC Radio Wales, 18th August 2017, interview re-Barcelona terrorist attack (1 hour 38 minutes 58 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0912445

BBC Radio Manchester, 18th August 2017, interview re-Barcelona terrorist attack (22 minutes 42 seconds in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bbgw3

talkRADIO (UK), 25th May 2017, ”It’s a disgrace to say the threat level was raised to help Theresa May’, says former counter-terror detective’

http://talkradio.co.uk/news/its-disgrace-say-threat-level-was-raised-help-theresa-may-says-former-counter-terror-detective

Sputnik Radio (Russia), 29th March 2017, ‘London Terror Attack: Is This the New Normal?’

https://sputniknews.com/radio_hard_facts/201703291052072737-london-terror-attack-houses-of-parliament/

ABC Radio (Australia), 24th March 2017, ‘Police identify man responsible for London attack’

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/police-identify-man-responsible-for-london-attacks/8382512

Newstalk (Ireland), 22nd March 2017, ‘Terror Attack in Westminster’

http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Newstalk_Breakfast/Highlights_from_Newstalk_Breakfast/184693/Terror_Attack_in_Westminster

talkRADIO (UK), 18th January 2017, ‘Why didn’t Tunisia have plans in place to stop Isis beach massacre, asks terror expert’

http://talkradio.co.uk/news/why-didnt-tunisia-have-plans-place-stop-isis-beach-massacre-asks-terror-expert-1701189091

talkRADIO (UK), 22nd August 2017, Gaziantep massacre: Isis most likely responsible, says terror expert
http://talkradio.co.uk/news/gaziantep-massacre-isis-most-likely-responsible-says-terror-expert-1608223185

talkRADIO (UK), 19th July 2016, German train axe attack: ‘It’s fortunate the casualities have been so minimal’ – Former anti-terror detective
http://talkradio.co.uk/news/german-train-axe-attack-its-fortunate-casualities-have-been-so-minimal-former-anti-terror

LBC (UK), 15th July 2016, ‘Terror Expert Explains Why London Is Such A Target’

http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/shelagh-fogarty/terror-expert-explains-why-london-is-such-a-target

Newstalk ZB (New Zealand), 30th June 2016, ‘Dr David Lowe: Attack on Turkey an attack on the world’

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/early-edition/audio/dr-david-lowe-attack-on-turkey-an-attack-on-the-world/

ShareRadioUK, June 2016, ‘Fiona Norman looks at whether our parliamentarians are given enough security’

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-lowe-42675a30/detail/treasury/summary/?entityUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_treasuryMedia%3A(ACoAAAaErt4BU8-_WBlq_dNWBgB8osz8B0C7h0o%2C51236875)

me at radio merseyside

Newspapers and Websites

me at BBC Media City

 

Sputnik News Website, 20th July 2018, ‘Children in UK used as Spies ‘Necessary Evil’ – security expert, my interview on use of juveniles as informants and how Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Act’s Code of Practice operates

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201807201066552494-children-uk-used-as-spies/

Daily Express, 21st June 2018, my commentary on EU Brexit negotiator Barnier’s comments on the implications of the UK regarding terrorism and organised crime on leaving the EU

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/977422/Brexit-news-update-UK-EU-security-counterterrorism-Michel-Barnier-latest

Sputnik News Website, 31st March 2018, UK Anti-FIFA 2018 ‘Legal Bid Against Russia Creating Political Hate’ – Analyst Says

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201803311063085459-uk-fifa-russia-political-hate/

Sputnik News Website, 27th November 2017, ‘UK Black Friday Panic: New Gunshot Detection Tech Worth Considering’

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201711271059467669-black-friday-panic-london/

Sputnik News Website, 26th October 2017, ‘Britain’s $4.6Bln Parliament Building Faces Terrorist Threat for a ‘Generation”

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201710261058566779-westminster-parliament-renovation-security/

RT website (Russia), 7th August 2017, ‘Jihadist rehab fiasco? RT talks to locals as de-radicalisation center shuts in France

https://www.rt.com/news/398883-france-radicalization-inappropriate-fiasco/

Liverpool Echo, 24th May 2017, ‘”Many extremist plots will have been foiled” reminds Liverpool counter-terrorism expert’ 

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/many-extremist-plots-been-foiled-13087354

The Sun, 23rd March 2017, ‘How MI5, SAS and British special forces closed the net on identity of Westminster’s lone-wolf terror maniac’

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3158222/mi5-sas-british-special-forces-identity-westminster-terror/

Daily Express, 22nd March 2017, ‘UK terror threat level: What is the terror threat level in Britain and London?’

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/695427/terror-threat-uk-level-britain-how-likely-attack-isis-islamic-state-london

Sputnik website, 17th February 2017, ‘Daesh Can Be Defeated Geographically, But Ideology Must Also Be Removed – Expert’

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201702171050784962-daesh-ideology-terror-threat/

Sputnik News website, 16th December 2016, ‘British Military in Iraq to Train Anti-Daesh “Moderate” Fighters’

https://sputniknews.com/military/201612161048650069-uk-military-iraq-daesh/

Sputnik News website, 28th July 2016, ‘More “Lone Wolf” Attacks Likely in Europe Amid Intel Chaos – Expert’

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201607281043723510-lone-wolf-terror-intel/

Sputnik News website, 7th July 2016, ‘UK Security, intel improve since 7/7 bombings, but London still a target

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201607071042587859-security-ondon-public-terrorisml/

BBC News, 14th June 2016, ‘Less violence at Wales v England security experts say’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-36519420

Pravda (Slovakia), 10th June 2016,’ Zvíťazí futbal nad terorom?’

https://spravy.pravda.sk/svet/clanok/395651-zvitazi-futbal-nad-terorom/

Liverpool Echo, 29th November 2015, ‘Liverpool FC: Heightened security expected for Bordeaux match at Anfield after Paris terror atrocities’ 

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-fc-heightened-security-expected-10469591

Pravda (Slovakia), 20th November 2015, ‘O čom uvažuje Islamský štát? Či sa odhodlá na ďalší útok’

https://spravy.pravda.sk/svet/clanok/374357-o-com-uvazuje-islamsky-stat-ci-sa-odhodla-na-dalsi-utok/

BBC Newsbeat website, 18th November 2015, ‘Why anti-terror officers wear difference clothes’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34863049/why-anti-terror-officers-wear-different-clothes

Channel 4 News, 9th January 2015, ‘Can any security service stop terror attacks?’

https://www.channel4.com/news/can-any-security-service-stop-terror-attacks

BBC News website, 28th March 2014, ‘What happens to lost and stolen passports?’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26783486

The Guardian, 20th August 2013, ‘Reaction to the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport – as it happened’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2013/aug/19/glenn-greenwald-partner-detained-live-reaction

BBC News website, 19th August 2013, ‘David Miranda detention: MP asks police for explanation’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23750289