Portrait of a fixer – Daoud Hari in Darfur

Daoud Hari, author of The Translator, is profiled in the Daily Telegraph during a book promotion trip to New York. After his village in Darfur was attacked by Janjaweed militia he took to helping NGOs and foreign journalists get the story out. He became a fixer.

‘The journalists were very different from the NGO people,’ Hari says, the limousine now speeding through New Jersey. ‘NGOs need lots of planning, lots of rules, a big programme they have to follow. The journalists are adventurers. They just call me up and say, “Let’s go.” They put themselves in dangerous situations. They like risk. They like to drink a lot, also. They are good people, but maybe they don’t like their life.’ link via deejackson