Everyone has at a point in their life sat down and watched or read in shock; news of wars around the world, but there’s a group of brave people, who venture out to war torn countries to relay to us the reality of what is happening. War reporters and correspondents have always played a part in British history in relaying the harsh realities, losses and victories from the front lines of battle and war.
I am joined by award winning war correspondent Mark Nicholls, who until recently was a reporter for the Eastern Daily News, one of England’s biggest selling regional morning newspapers.
Mark has reported from the front lines of Eastern Turkey, reported from the no-fly zones in Northern Iraq, covered regiments fighting in Kabul, and sailed with marines on security patrols on the Persian Gulf. Today he is a freelance journalist with an interest in travel journalism.
I sat down with Mark to find out the ins and outs of the war reporting industry, to find out what really happens when you become a war correspondent.