Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma
(August 13, 2013)

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Atlantic Public Media presents NPR’s Middle East correspondent Kelly McEvers in two public listening events on Cape Cod, on hand to discuss her radio documentary, Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma produced with Jay Allison for Transom.org.

Sunday, August 25th, 7:30 pm
Woods Hole Community Hall

Monday, August 26th, 7:30 pm
Wellfleet Preservation Hall

~ No Reserved Seating ~ Doors open at 7 ~

 
In early 2011, NPR’s Kelly McEvers started to see things in slow motion. She cried unpredictably. She was a correspondent in the turbulent Middle East, in the time of the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were being kidnapped. Some were getting killed.

But still, she went toward the story. The next year, 2012, was the deadliest year on record for journalists. It was a huge hit to the “tribe” of war correspondents; people choose to go into conflict, to put their bodies at risk.

As she reported from trouble zones across the Middle East, braving gunfire, explosions, and tear gas, she recorded diaries the whole time. She also turned her reporting skills on her own life, seeking advice from doctors, scientists, and colleagues. Her goal was to answer one question: Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives when they don’t have to?

This Transom Radio Special at Transom.org is available to public radio stations through PRX.

Go here to learn more and listen to the piece: http://transom.org/?p=36980

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