Behind-the-scenes of a Sunday Times war correspondent
With Uzi Mahnaimi
Most people read and watch the reports of war correspondents from around the world. But very little is known about what’s going on behind-the-scenes of this highly dangerous work. Little is also known about the life of war correspondents.
This course will delve deep into Uzi Mahnaimi's 19 years experience as a war correspondent for the Sunday Times. He will discuss the daily struggle with untrusted - sometimes dangerous-stringers, the pressure from state-run intelligence services to produce what is called today “fake news”, the love-hate relationship between the war correspondent and the Foreign Desk editors far away in London, the need to bribe your way in often hostile and unknown territory, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in which up to 50% of war correspondents are diagnosed with, and much more.
For 19 years (1996-2015) Uzi was the Mideast correspondent for the Sunday Times. First based in Amman then in Tel Aviv. The only foreigner in the strongest and most awarded Foreign News-team in the British media. Uzi had also been the Mideast editor for two Israeli newspapers. He was a Major in the Israeli army. Participated in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and the 1982 Lebanon war. Scion of a Jewish Lithuanian pioneer family, one of the first to settle in Israel’s Jezreel valley before WW1.
Son of a general who was an anti-terror advisor for the Israeli PMs-Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin.
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