The Highs, Lows and Dangers of Being a War Reporter

Life as a foreign correspondent can seem daring, dangerous and… fun. Often, it is! You get to travel the world and meet fascinating people, but there are also huge risks that come with the job, especially if you are a freelancer reporting on war zones. We are seeing those issues in real-time right now with the imprisonment of Evan Gershkovich and the deaths of journalists covering conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza.

Lynne O’Donnell has reported from places like China and Afghanistan for decades, covering some of the biggest moments in recent history. On this week’s episode, she discusses those experiences and sheds some light on the reality of working in a war zone.

* Lynne O’Donnell on Substack

* Lynne O’Donnell at Foreign Policy

* Lynne O’Donnell on Twitter

* Lynne O’Donnell on Threads

* Charlotte Henry on Twitter

* Charlotte Henry TikTok

* The Addition on YouTube

* Charlotte Henry on Instagram

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