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September

Cambridge Independent: How I survived a year on remote peninsular for reality show ‘Eden’ (2 September 2017)

The New Yorker: Reality TV’s Wildest Disaster “Eden” aspired to remake society altogether. What could go wrong? (4 September 2017 issue, and online)

August

The Sunday Times: TV review (13 August 2017)

The Guardian: The week in TV (13 August 2017)

The Herald: 'They haven’t shown the worst of it' - participants in shocking reality television show Eden speak out (13 August 2017)

The Scotsman: More than paradise is lost in TV’s social experiments (10 August 2017)

Royston Crow: Shepreth Wildlife Park’s Tiger Day raises more than £2,000 for conservation cause (10 August 2017)

Digital Spy: Eden: Paradise Lost viewers aren't happy as Anton and Raph leave camp (10 August 2017)

Guardian: Eden: Paradise Lost review – not quite a Lord-of-the-Flies descent into carnage (8 August 2017)

Mirror: Eden cast reveal the 'shocking behaviour' that blighted the series and their reaction to finding only a few episodes aired (7 August 2017)

Metro: Contestants on Channel 4’s Eden: Paradise Lost admit to bullying (7 August 2017)

YouTube (Channel 4): TRAILER | Eden: Paradise Lost | Starts Monday at 10pm on Channel 4 (4 August 2017)

Radio Times: Channel 4's social experiment Eden looks like a Brexit disaster in first trailer (4 August 2017)

Guardian: Bullying, cliques and fistfights: secrets from Eden, the reality show that nobody watched (4 July 2017)

Royston Crow: Shepreth Wildlife Park to throw birthday celebration for resident tiger Amba (3 August 2017)

Cambridge Independent: Birthday celebrations at Shepreth as Amba the tiger turns 19 (3 August 2017)

July

Irish Times: Eden was a gamble, says survival show's commissioning editor (31 July 2017)

Radio Times: Channel 4's survival experiment Eden was no paradise: "It gets quite dark - people reverted to their base instincts" (31 July 2017)

The Sun: PARADISE? IT WAS PURE HELL Survivor of Channel 4’s Eden likens reality show to a real-life Lord of the Flies with its ‘caveman’ moonshine parties, male plot to drive out women and campmates struggling on ‘starvation’ rations (31 July 2017)

The Sun: REAL LIFE LORD OF THE FLIES  Channel 4 reality show Eden turns into a nightmare as contestants ‘starved each other out’ and set fires to camps (28 July 2017)

Telegraph (Australia): Reality show Eden turns nightmare as contestants starve each other, quit amid chaos (28 July 2017)

The Times: The men rationed the food — and the weak were weeded out (27 July 2017)

Daily Mail: 'It was like Lord of the Flies': Eden contestants reveal what the axed reality show was REALLY like (27 July 2017)

DigitalSpy: Channel 4 will finally reveal what happened to the contestants of Eden (26 July 2017)

April

Protagon: Επαιζαν στο «Survivor» αλλά δεν τους ήξερε κανείς! (1 April 2017)

March

The Times: Reality bites for unknowns of Eden (24 March 2017)

The Guardian: TV show contestants spend year in wilderness – with no one watching (23 July 2017)

2016

Sunday Herald: Does Eden seem familiar? Well, welcome to the world of 'retro-reality' - the latest TV trend (31 July 2016)

2015

Cambridge News Working Day (18 August 2015)

2013

December
The Mark Rumble Show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Mark Rumble interviews Mark de Rond about Row the Amazon. Mark talks about the challenges he and rowing colleague Anton Wright faced during the 2,200 mile row, shares some extraordinary stories and favourite songs. Listen from 21:15 mins...

"AMAZON ADVENTURE" / ROWING & REGATTA: THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF BRITISH ROWING

NOV/DEC 2013   Two rowers from Cambridge have become the first to row the length of the Amazon. Dr Mark de Rond and Anton Wright completed the 32-day voyage across Peru, Colombia and Brazil...

"MARK DE ROND: MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER" / BUSINESS REPORTER (THE TELEGRAPH)

7 NOV 2013   Dave Baxter interviews Mark de Rond, reader in strategy and organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School. Mark speaks about the challenging Amazon row and what a new insight into teamwork and organisation this gave him...

"AMAZON CHALLENGE" / BBC LOOK EAST

5 NOV 2013   BBC Look East interviews Mark de Rond and Anton Wright after their challenging row. The duo rowed more than 2,000 miles and became the first people to row the length of the Amazon...

"EXPLORERS AND RISK-TAKERS" / JANE WILSON-HOWARTH BLOG

27 OCT 2013   "What is it that makes people set off on expeditions? One such risk taker returned to Cambridge last weekend, having achieved a place in the Guinness Book of Records," writes Jane Wilson-Howarth in her blog. Anton Wright and Mark de Rond managed to row the entirety of the River Amazon...

"SURGERY WITH NO ANAESTHETIC WAS NEARLY AS BAD AS THE LACK OF TWIX" / THE SUNDAY TIMES

27 OCT 2013   The first man to row the length of the Amazon is filling up on chocolate while recovering from an abscess. Mark de Rond speaks to Josh Glancy about his and Anton Wright's epic row...

"AMAZON ROW FINISHED" / INEWSGR.COM

27 OCT 2013   Judge Business School's Mark de Rond and Clare College rowing chief, Anton Wright, completed their epic journey rowing the Amazon, having covered more than 2,000 miles in 32 days...

"CAMBRIDGE ROWERS BEAT THE AMAZON" / THE TIMES

25 OCT 2013   Mark de Rond and Anton Wright, two University of Cambridge friends, have become the first people ever to row the navigable length of the Amazon River in 32 days...

"CAMBRIDGE PAIR FIRST TO ROW ALL OF AMAZON" / THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

25 OCT 2013   Two Cambridge University rowers have become the first to cover the navigable length of Amazon. Mark de Rond and Anton Wright completed more than 2,000 miles in 32 days...

"LONG AND WINNING ROWED" / METRO LONDON

25 OCT 2013   Mark De Rond and Anton Wright finish Amazon record bid in a leaky boat they braved tropical storms, broken communications equipment and an abscess in a very private place...

"INTERVIEW WITH AMAZON ROWERS" / HEART FM RADIO

25 OCT 2013   Mark de Rond and Anton Wright gave interview to Heart radio. The duo shared their Amazon row experience and how happy they're to be back to UK...

"AMAZON EFFORT" / THE SUN

25 OCT 2013   Two Cambridge University friends are the first people ever to row the full length of the Amazon river. Anton Wright, 38, and Dutch-born Mark de Rond, 45, after a series of challenges completed the epic 2,077-mile journey in just 32 days...

"DUO ROW THE ENTIRE AMAZON RIVER" / GAP YEAR

25 OCT 2013   Row, row, row your boat, gently down the ... entire length of the Amazon River. Not as catchy as the original, but Mark de Rond and Anton Wright won't worry about that...

"CAMBRIDGE ROWERS COMPLETE AMAZON CHALLENGE" / ITV ANGLIA

23 OCT 2013   Two rowers from Cambridge University are back in the city, after successfully rowing the length of the Amazon. Academic Mark De Rond and rowing coach Anton Wright finished the gruelling month-long challenge in Brazil last week....

"OARSOME PAIR NEAR THE FINISH LINE FOR AMAZON RIVER ADVENTURE" / CAMBRIDGE NEWS

14 OCT 2013   An epic adventure along the Brazilian coast is almost over for two aspiring world record breakers. Dr Mark de Rond, a researcher in organisational behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School and Anton Wright, chief rowing coach at Clare College, set off from Peru in their leaky boat four weeks ago in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for long-distance rowing unaided...

"CAMBRIDGE ROWERS NEAR END OF AMAZON CHALLENGE" / ITV.COM

13 OCT 2013   Two rowers from the University of Cambridge are nearing the end of a gruelling 2,000 mile Amazon challenge. Mark de Rond, an academic from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School set off from Peru with his rowing partner Anton Wright four weeks ago....

"AMAZON ROWERS REACH HALFWAY MARK" / CAMBRIDGE NETWORK

3 OCT 2013   Braving all the Amazon can throw at them, intrepid rowers Dr Mark de Rond, Anton Wright and Murilo Reis are now halfway through their historic attempt to row the entire length of the iconic river. If they make it, they will be the first to achieve this feat...

"ENGLISHMAN TO ATTEMPT UNSUPPORTED AMAZON ROW" / TELEGRAPH TRAVEL

2 SEP 2013   Uniquely, the pair hope to achieve the feat without any support crew. The boat is scheduled to set off from Nauta, Peru with the goal of reaching Macapá, on the Brazilian coastline in mid-October...

"CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PAIR TO ROW THE AMAZON" / THE OUTDOOR TIMES

1 SEP 2013   In the course of the next few days, the two gentlemen in the above photograph will take to the water of the Amazon. Their goal is to row the entire 2,077 mile length of the river unsupported, and in so doing become the first known to have ever achieved this feat...

"LOOK EAST" / BBC EAST

28 AUG 2013   BBC Look East visits Mark de Rond and Anton Wright on their boat by the river Cam and interviews them about their upcoming unsupported row down the Amazon...

"THE JEREMY SALLIS SHOW" / BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

21 AUG 2013   Jeremy Sallis interviews Dr Mark de Rond on his and Anton Wright's row down the Amazon, what he's most worried about, and what the pair are hoping to achieve...

"BRITISH AND DUTCH DUO TO ROW THE AMAZON RIVER" / PERU THIS WEEK

8 AUG 2013   The men will sleep in turns at night in order to keep watch for runaway logs which could destroy their boat, a bright yellow ocean-going double scull. They will also have to be vigilant of anacondas, bull sharks, thieves, illegal mining and logging operators trying to keep their locations secret and drug traffickers in the vast rainforest...

"BRITS SET TO ROW THE AMAZON!" / IQUITOS TIMES

AUG 2013   Two intrepid Englishmen will set off on 1st September hoping to be the first to row the mighty Amazon from Nauta to the Atlantic Ocean...

"AMAZON DUO HAPPY TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE" / CAMBRIDGE NEWS

30 JUL 2013   Polar Bears and Paddleboards, and Row the Amazon, are two local expeditions making use of real-time location technology developed by city firm Voyage Manager. More often used by companies to ensure the safety and security of their travelling staff, Dr Mark De Rond of Judge Business School and Anton Wright of Clare College, are taking Voyage Manager with them when they begin their epic journey the length of the Amazon in September...

"TWO MEN READY FOR AMAZON CHALLENGE" / NL TIMES

15 JUL 2013   Mark de Rond of the Netherlands and Anton Wright of Britain will row the Amazon for six weeks in September. The 2,200-mile challenge will begin in Nauta, Peru on September 1 and will end in Macapa, Brazil ...

"DUO SEEK TO BE FIRST TO ROW, ROW, ROW THE AMAZON" / MSN NEWS

13 JUL 2013   The challenge aims to raise money for the Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity which helps to support disabled people and the two will be tweeting their adventures by satphone and updating their website as they go ...

"ROWERS SET FOR OARSOME AMAZON CHALLENGE" / CAMBRIDGE NEWS

2 JUL 2013   A two-man team from Cambridge is planning to enter the history books as the first men to row the length of the River Amazon unsupported. Dr Mark de Rond, reader in strategy and organisation at Cambridge's Judge Business School, and Anton Wright, the head coach and boatman for Clare College, will attempt the 2,200-mile row in September ...

"FROM CAMBRIDGE TO BRAZIL: THE GREAT AMAZON ROW" / DIGITAL JOURNAL

26 JUN 2013   Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School and Anton Wright, Chief Coach, Clare College and Coach, University Lightweights will row the entire length of the Amazon in September of this year ...

 

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