War reporting

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John Simpson: ‘Like most men, I’m amazingly good at forgiving myself’
The BBC stalwart on breaking down over the plight of an Afghan family, his new current affairs show – and failing to be enthused by Emily in Paris

Tim Lewis

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Falkland Islands war photos to go on show for 40th anniversary
Imperial War Museums exhibition will explore long-term legacy of the UK’s 1982 conflict with Argentina

Caroline Davies

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I wondered whether a bullet had my name on it’: my terrifying 24-hour journey out of Afghanistan
I wanted to stay and tell the world what it was like living in a city besieged by extremists, but as my neighbourhood fell I had no choice but to leave. Soon, I was being pushed across the border in a wheelbarrow

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii

11, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The children’s funeral that shook Belfast – Alain Le Garsmeur’s best photograph
‘It was a horrendous week in Northern Ireland but it was a significant one, because these events – and this picture – helped start the peace movement’

Interview by Amy Fleming

17, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Can history teach us anything about the future of war – and peace?
A decade on from psychologist Steven Pinker’s declaration that violence is declining, historians show no sign of agreeing a truce

Laura Spinney

07, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Blue Peter presenter and film-maker Max Stahl dies aged 66
Stahl later became an award-winning journalist after exposing a massacre in Timor-Leste

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

28, Oct, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Joe Galloway obituary
American journalist who covered the Vietnam war and was known as the ‘soldier’s reporter’

Michael Carlson

01, Sep, 2021 @4:58 PM

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The Observer’s Tony McGrath: fearless picture editor who refused to flinch from brutal reality
The newspaper’s former picture editor, a great photographer and believer in photojournalism as an agent for change, has died

Peter Beaumont

25, Jul, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui was covering Afghan commando unit near Pakistan border

Emma Graham-Harrison

16, Jul, 2021 @10:48 AM

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The week in audio: Sunday Feature; 1Xtra Talks With Richie Brave; Assignment
A sombre week as BBC presenters pondered war reporting ethics, George Floyd’s death, and a decade of conflict in Syria

Miranda Sawyer

29, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Battle station: the celebrity podcast that explains modern warfare
Carey Mulligan on Syria, playwright James Graham on the Troubles … the Imperial War Museums’ new podcast brings celebrities and experts together to understand recent armed struggles

Antonia Cundy

25, May, 2021 @3:26 PM

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‘I almost died last summer’: Sebastian Junger on life, death and his new book Freedom
The author of The Perfect Storm and War discusses the lure of walking the railroads, the safety of small groups, the work of Cormac McCarthy – and literary endeavour in the time of Trump

Martin Pengelly

23, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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