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Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat

Posted by lostincci on April 5, 2012

They were sitting in the aisles for CMCI’s event with Sky News war correspondent Alex Crawford. Alex, who was the first journalist into Tripoli with the rebel forces last year, was in conversation with CMCI’s Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Dr Richard Howells.

Alex vividly shared her experiences about reporting war in both Libya and beyond. She is pictured here reading the prologue to her new memoire Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat (2012) in which she reveals her conviction that she was about to die in the assault upon the city of Zawiya in March last year.

The on-stage interview ranged from the personal to the professional and included both the practicalities and ethics of reporting war for television. It was followed by a lively question and answer session with the audience which included people from CMCI, King’s and beyond.

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