Farnaz Fassihi on reporting and Iraq

Farnaz Fassihi, an Iranian-American journalist, author of Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq and The Wall Street Journal‘s deputy bureau chief for the Middle East and Africa, talks to Sara Sarnaz on the Persian Mirror. Fasshi reported from Iraq from 2002 until 2006 and in the interview she talks about life in Iraq and working as a journalist,

I think war correspondents are driven by something much deeper than ambition or adventure. War reportage is not for every one. You have to have a real passion and a sense of mission. Because you not only witness horrendous things but you are constantly risking your life and well-being and living in very primitive conditions, often without clean water, electricity and sometimes even food. link

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