Czech politician puts war reporting boots back on

Jaromír Å tětina is a Czech senator with the Green Party. At the outbreak of war in Georgia he made his excuses and headed to the border. This is a politician with a difference. An ex-war reporter who has covered conflict in Europe, Asia and Africa and the Caucasus.

“I came here to seek the truth and it is only borne out bit by bit. I trust only my own eyes,” says the professional journalist-turn-politician who has helped many Czech media in the current crisis with his insights from the area. “One should be there when his friends need him,” he says and quickly admits: “Besides, I wanted to bring back the old times and play a journalist again for a while.” link