Saturday, February 26, 2011

A reporter reports

While much is made of the impact of 'the publishing public' with their Tweets, their Facebook entries and their videos uploaded to Youtube in the context of the turmoil in Araby, the valour and the tenacity of professional reporters should not be underestimated.

When a BBC radio journalist finally crosses into Libya and speaks to us live on the Today program, I think of what he must have gone through to get there.

Here is a gripping account of what another professional reporter experienced in Cairo recently.

Jaron Gilinsky is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Jerusalem. As a freelance video correspondent for Time, the New York Times, and Current TV, he has produced and directed scores of documentaries on a range of international topics. 

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