Behind-the-scenes of a Sunday Times war correspondent

With Uzi Mahnaimi

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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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