Foreign Correspondence
Drew Hinshaw - Wall Street Journal - Europe/West Africa

Drew Hinshaw - Wall Street Journal - Europe/West Africa

October 2, 2022

The kidnapped Chibok girls were the identifiable victims of Nigeria's war with Boko Haram islamist insurgents. Drew Hinshaw (@drewhinshaw) talks about reporting around Europe and Africa for the Wall Street Journal while co-writing an award-winning book about the Chibok girls on nights and weekends. We also find out what happens when you wear the wrong pants to cover a press conference with Barack Obama.

Countries featured: Ghana, Nigeria, Poland, Senegal, Mali, Spain, USA

Publications featured: Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Metro, Rolling Stone

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Drew's book Bring Back Our Girls - https://amzn.to/3E7H1OI 

His stories for The Wall Street Journal - https://on.wsj.com/3Cnhgsw

His big WSJ story on Chibok girls being freed - https://on.wsj.com/3SOzOap

WSJ's Pulitzer finalist package on China's influence - https://bit.ly/3LWl6fj

Drew's story on Gadhafi's house - https://on.wsj.com/3RnHbEN

Rukmini Callimachi's al-Qaida Papers series for AP - https://bit.ly/3dT058V

Steve Rosenberg's Lukashenko interview - https://bit.ly/3FNDoeW

Hidden Valley Road book - https://amzn.to/3SSv7wp

Columbine book by Dave Cullen - https://amzn.to/3ft3ag1

Billion Dollar Whale book - https://amzn.to/3ro1cjL

 

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Thomas Peter - Reuters - China (& Ukraine)

Thomas Peter - Reuters - China (& Ukraine)

September 4, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine and the next day Thomas Peter was crossing the border from Poland to cover the war. Tom, a Reuters photographer, thought he understood Russia after spending his 20s living in the country. But little could prepare him for the indiscriminate brutality he saw there. He’ll also talk about his childhood in Soviet East Germany, covering the early days of COVID-19 near its epicenter in China and spending a week in a Japanese jail.

Countries featured: Germany, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China

Publications featured: Reuters

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Tom’s Wider Image page - https://reut.rs/3Qhnf5E

His Instagram account - https://bit.ly/3RhWHTo

His story about Russian protest group Voina - https://reut.rs/3RmVrhW

His photos of Russian tightrope walkers - https://reut.rs/3KK18Ui

His photos of Chinese escaping COVID-19 epicenter - https://reut.rs/3Ba060U

Some of his Ukraine photos - https://bit.ly/3TRL4UW

His photo essay on chaotic Hong Kong protests - https://reut.rs/3RhZsUK

His Wider Image on young Hong Kong democrats - https://reut.rs/3KOsg4D

His photo essay on economic pressures in Hong Kong - https://reut.rs/3RyOxFN

His Wider Image on Mongolian reindeer herders - https://reut.rs/3Rwmqag

 

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Neil Munshi - West Africa - Bloomberg

Neil Munshi - West Africa - Bloomberg

August 14, 2022

Turns out Russian mercenaries stand ready to troll journalists and produce big-budget action movies in war-torn African countries. Neil Munshi, West Africa Editor now for Bloomberg, went to the Central African Republic to report on that mercenary group, while writing an award-winning series of stories seeking to explain the conflicts raging in most of the countries in the region. 

Countries featured: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Mali, India, USA, Nepal

Publications featured: GQ, Times of India, GQ India, Financial Times, Bloomberg

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Neil’s award winning series on West Africa (free to read) - https://bit.ly/3pdXsAx

His story about a film glorifying mercenaries - https://on.ft.com/3phIfOJ

F1 Drive to Survive doc series trailer - https://bit.ly/3Poug4q

Zikoko’s NairaLife - https://bit.ly/3Qjq07s

The Journalist and the Murderer - https://bit.ly/3QuHIVS

What It’s Like to Fight a Megafire in New Yorker - https://bit.ly/3dsN84S

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo - https://bit.ly/3QrOiwi

 

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*Bonus* Jon Lee Anderson on Latin America and The New Yorker

*Bonus* Jon Lee Anderson on Latin America and The New Yorker

July 4, 2022

In this additional bonus content, Jon Lee Anderson talks about what has gone wrong with democracy in Latin America and discusses what it's like to work for the hallowed magazine The New Yorker.

Jon Lee's story about Chilean President - https://bit.ly/3ukSKE5

 

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Jon Lee Anderson - The New Yorker

Jon Lee Anderson - The New Yorker

July 3, 2022

Have Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama read your book? Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker can say that they have. Jon Lee tells us about his early years chronicling rebel groups and insurgents from Latin America to Asia, culminating in writing a book about the quintessential guerrilla Che Guavara. Working for The New Yorker, he has gotten to know many world leaders more intimately than most any living journalist.

Countries featured: Peru, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, Colombia

Publications featured: Time magazine, New York Times, New Yorker

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Jon Lee’s work for The New Yorker - https://bit.ly/3R5pJpz

His book about guerrillas - https://amzn.to/3yfGrtC

His book about Che Guavara - https://amzn.to/3OH52hY

His first story for The New Yorker on Cuba - https://bit.ly/3P0JT20

His story about Hugo Chavez - https://bit.ly/2VVD0Zu

NYTimes story on Haiti reparations - https://nyti.ms/3NHRXng

 

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Ian Urbina - The Outlaw Ocean Project

Ian Urbina - The Outlaw Ocean Project

June 5, 2022

The open ocean is about as foreign as it gets. No country can claim it. And as a result, a whole lot of bad stuff happens there. Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina) talks about his series of stories for The New York Times about lawlessness at sea, that later became a book and now a non-profit journalism initiative called The Outlaw Ocean Project. Urbina will also talk about how his stories were made into two Hollywood movies and how he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for reporting on the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.

Countries featured: Libya, USA, Singapore

Publications featured: New York Times, New Yorker

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

The Outlaw Ocean Project website - https://bit.ly/3NVRkac

Ian’s series on fracking Drilling Down - https://nyti.ms/3tfSN3e

His piece on magazine crews that inspired American Honey - https://nyti.ms/3xaFQca

The Pulitzer Prize winning reporting on Eliot Spitzer - https://bit.ly/3zeN9Ct

His book Outlaw Ocean - https://amzn.to/3zeJFji

His New Yorker piece on Libya - https://bit.ly/38PFcc5

Behind the scenes on reporting the Libya piece - https://bit.ly/3aHLkDR

Jennifer Senior’s 9/11 piece for the Atlantic - https://bit.ly/39YDVMT

Luke Mogelson’s article Among the Insurrectionists - https://bit.ly/3alcd05

 

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Julie McCarthy - Southeast Asia - NPR

Julie McCarthy - Southeast Asia - NPR

May 1, 2022

History matters to Julie McCarthy (@JulieMcCarthyJM). She’s gone around the world with National Public Radio to Tokyo, London, Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, Islamabad, New Delhi and Manila, trying to understand each place through its history. Her reporting brings to life events like the Hiroshima bombing and the partition of India, explaining how they continue to reverberate today. Most recently she’s served in Manila and the U.S. as NPR’s Southeast Asia Correspondent.

Countries featured: The Philippines, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Japan, Israel, UK

Publications featured: National Public Radio

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Julie’s story on the partition of India - https://n.pr/3OS4kzc

Her story on Filipino comfort women - https://n.pr/3s2j2ty

Nikkei Asia - https://s.nikkei.com/38CZFAi

The novel The Splendid and the Vile - https://amzn.to/3vvqqQh

The book Empire of Pain - https://amzn.to/3ON83Oa

 

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Lucinda Elliott - Financial Times - Uruguay

Lucinda Elliott - Financial Times - Uruguay

April 3, 2022

Little Uruguay, we don’t hear from many correspondents based there. Lucinda Elliott (@lucinda_elliott) - who covers South America's Southern Cone of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay for the Financial Times - tells us how she ended up there in the middle of the pandemic. That’s just one way Lucinda has come full circle, having also been laid off by the FT at the start of her career, only to return after freelancing in Venezuela and Brazil. 

Countries featured: UK, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, French Guiana

Publications featured: Times of London, Monocle, Financial Times

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Jake's Overseas Press Club winning stories - https://reut.rs/3w0b0Se

https://reut.rs/3DdVE0l

https://tmsnrt.rs/37Xr67v

Richard Beeston Bursary for aspiring foreign correspondents - https://bit.ly/3KmLxcg

Lucinda's story on maternity ward in Venezuela - https://bit.ly/3JEcA2y

Her interview with Lula for Monocle - https://bit.ly/3LerCwk

Stories of Our Times on Apple podcasts - https://apple.co/3Lled5U

El Observador article on China Zorrilla - https://bit.ly/3qFoWzU

Avantika Chilkoti on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3tDhE1z

Hella Pick's 90th birthday article for Conde Nast Traveler - https://bit.ly/3tJoAKO

Lucinda's reporting from French Guiana for Monocle - https://bit.ly/3wFeCvz

 

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Guga Chacra - Globo News - USA

Guga Chacra - Globo News - USA

March 6, 2022

The foreign country in this episode is the United States. Guga Chacra, a Brazilian journalist based in New York City, is one of the most recognizable faces of Brazilian TV news. With his signature shaggy hair and a legion of Twitter followers, he is known for his work with Globo TV, the 24 hour news channel Globo News, his column for newspaper O Globo and his radio show on CBN. Before he was a one-man media empire, Guga was a newspaper reporter covering the Middle East, Haiti and Argentina.

Countries featured: Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, USA, Brazil, Argentine

Publications featured: Folha de S.Paulo, O Estado de S.Paulo, O Globo, Globo News, Globo TV, CBN

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Guga’s column for O Globo - https://glo.bo/3vBxScY

His CBN radio show - https://glo.bo/3hA04Vh

His interview with Bashar Al-Assad - https://bit.ly/35PmKOH

L’Orient-Le Jour - https://bit.ly/35MD6YG

Haaretz - https://bit.ly/3K9DvmA

The Times of Israel - https://bit.ly/3MihFiO

Jerusalem post - https://bit.ly/3vCQcCK

Al Monitor - https://bit.ly/3hzHRaD

Inside the Fall of Kabul by Matthieu Aikins - https://nyti.ms/3vAW6UC

Robert Fisk’s book Pity the Nation - https://amzn.to/3IIZtfY

House of Stone by Anthony Shadid - https://amzn.to/3ibyMWy

 

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Evan Hill - Middle East - New York Times

Evan Hill - Middle East - New York Times

February 6, 2022

Reporting the Arab Spring is the story of a lifetime. Evan Hill (@evanhill) tells us how a blog got him hired by Al Jazeera in the Middle East where he was sent to cover the Arab Spring, witnessing the Egyptian Revolution first hand from Tahrir Square. He discusses almost quitting journalism, only to later join the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times visual investigations team.

Countries featured: Qatar, Egypt, Libya, Syria, USA

Publications featured: Al Jazeera English, The Times of London, The New York Times

Evan discusses starting a blog that gets him hired by Al Jazeera (10:55), the unexpected eruption of the Arab Spring that sees him dispatched to Egypt (23:15), a close call on safety while covering Libya (32:58), being beaten while trying to cover a protest in Egypt (37:39), moving back to the U.S. with Al Jazeera before leaving journalism for Human Rights Watch (46:45), joining The New York Times (1:00:50), his story that got away about a white anarchist on the No Fly List (1:03:50), his story on Russia bombing hospitals in Syria that was part of a Pulitzer-winning package and how the visual investigations team works (1:07:06), and the lightning round (1:21:55).

 

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Evan’s story on Russia bombing Syrian hospitals - https://nyti.ms/3skkabd

Visual investigation on Jan. 6 Capitol riot - https://nyti.ms/35FXWIX

Bellingcat - https://bit.ly/3viBopy

Washington Post Visual Forensics - https://wapo.st/3GtyUK0

Blowback podcast - https://bit.ly/3J9O1tx

ProPublica’s What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol - https://bit.ly/3GHWQtj

Lawrence Wright on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3rwmUDj

Anthony Loyd’s book My War Gone By, I Miss It So - https://amzn.to/3AZHbEh

 

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