Diary of a war reporter: From revolution in Egypt to the battle of Mosul in Iraq
10 February 2023 | 5:30 am
Award-winning French journalist Samuel Forey joins us for Perspective to discuss his newly-released book, which retraces six years of reporting from the Middle East. He tells us more about why he decided to become a war reporter and also reacts to the devastating twin earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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