baghdad confidential

Veis, Greg
July 2007
Mother Jones;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p13
The article reports on Iraqi news correspondents or stringers who work for U.S. news agencies, a job essential to the news media because of how dangerous it is for Western journalists on the streets of Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq. Iraqi reporters also face mortal danger, risking being killed as a traitor if identified. The article traces the daily routine of an Iraqi stringer in Baghdad.


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