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Iraq - a compassionate and intelligent view from a 'sad, sleazy little tw*t'

We all know the truth about Iraq – it just depends on your point of view.

But to have a point of view it helps if you’ve actually been there. 4,486 more words

Ebola in Liberia: 'not as dangerous as Syria', says Telegraph journalist

Ebola has killed 4,500 people to date in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the United States. However, these figures are underestimates, according to the World Health Organisation, and by November there could be up to 20,000 cases if the outbreak is not curbed. 313 more words

Nigerian president 'was sent video of kidnapped schoolgirls begging for prisoner swap' but plan for their release was scrapped at last minute

Nigeria’s president nearly swapped Boko Haram prisoners for the girls the group is holding hostage after he was delivered a video of them begging him to make the deal, it is claimed. 683 more words


Say What You Like About Andrew Mitchell

…but he knows a good book when he reads one!

This book is a fascinating and engaging account of journalism in action. I could not put it down – at times it is laugh out loud funny.

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'The death of journalism's Queensberry Rules'

The lessons learned at a weekend of hostile environment training turned out to be much more profound than any of us could have imagined.. 1,080 more words

Meet the Chandlers

And Kidnapped author Colin Freeman, here. They all seem remarkably unaffected by what must have been, especially in the case of Mr and Mrs Chandler, really terrible ordeals. 166 more words

Colin Freeman in The Scotsman: 'I did wonder whether it might be better just to get shot dead and for it all to be over'


By the way, you can listen again here to Colin’s appearance with Sandi Toksvig on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage.

(He’s also on Radio 5 Live at some point over the weekend, and on Radio Kent’s Breakfast Show one day next week.) 33 more words