The day I became a journalist

As BBC foreign correspondet Kim Ghattas prepares to move to a new posting in Washigton D.C. On BBC radio’s From Our Own Correspondent show she talks about her upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war and of how, at thirteen years old, she decided to become a journalist,

I still remember the day I decided to become a journalist. I was 13 and I was tired of my Dutch cousins asking me about whether I went to school and if we had enough food. I did not understand why they were unable to grasp the fact that we were living a normal life, it seemed perfectly normal to us. I felt the need to explain places and issues to people around me. I started with Lebanon and the wider Middle East and now I am moving on to the US and its foreign policy. link