In the name of what?

Kate Adie says she asked this question of every interviewee she encountered during a long career as news correspondent for the BBC on the frontlines of the world. Susan Mansfield, in The Scotsman, turns the question on her,.

So, Kate Adie, in the name of what? “Enlightening people. Which is a grander way of saying informing. It’s informing, but it’s also enlightening them, if you can give them the reasons, not just the facts. I wanted to convey what was happening around people in society, or in another part of the world, so that they would know more about it. It was my job to go and say: ‘Look at what’s happening over here, it’s significant’. And that’s the justification, because the more people know of their world – I hope – the more they are aware and take better decisions.” link