Life on the front line of experience with Kevin Myers, Rageh Omaar and Janine di Giovanni
From the terror of Rwanda to the crossfire of war-torn Basra, throughout contemporary history journalists and correspondents have found themselves operating in the bloody vortex of battle. How does a life lived on the front line of experience take its toll? How do you reconcile yourself to the daily horrors and moral crises? And what can it tell you about your own fragile humanity?
Sharing battle scars from the four corners of global conflict are three seasoned combatants.
First, Kevin Myers — controversial Irish journalist whose trenchant dispatches from Northern Ireland‘s sectarian faultline are revisited in Watching the Door: A Memoir 1971-78.
Second, BBC‘s award-winning Baghdad correspondent turned al-Jazeera International anchor Rageh Omaar.
And third, globetrotting US reporter Janine di Giovanni, whose searing Balkans War chronicleMadness Visible has just been optioned for the big screen by Julia Roberts‘ production company.