Lowen was educated at Sheen Mount Primary School in Richmond upon Thames from which he obtained a Scholarship in 1994 to King's College School, an independent school for boys in Wimbledon, followed by Balliol College at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a First in History and French.
Life and career
Lowen joined the BBC's Paris Bureau in 2005 as a producer and freelance reporter, followed by the BBC World Service in London in 2007 and BBC World News in 2008. He became BBC Balkans correspondent, based in Belgrade, in 2009, covering the former republics of Yugoslavia and Albania, during which time he reported on the first elections in Kosovo since independence, the trial of Radovan Karadzic, the arrest of the former Commander-in-Chief of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ratko Mladic, and the campaigning for, and outcome of, the Albanian elections.
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