Media

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

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

Sputnik Radio, 18th May 2018, Link to my interview discussing whether all UK police officers should e 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, 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