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Apr 27, 2022

This week we are joined by multi award-winning author, journalist, and war correspondent Janine di Giovanni. She tells Ramita about escaping a Chechen village as it was encircled by Russian tanks and bombed by helicopter gunships after she entered the country illegally to report on the fall of Grozny.


As well as describing how she survived many terrifying situations while reporting from the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Janine recounts how she became a journalist, despite not wanting to be one. 


In her frank and honest interview, she also speaks of finding love on the battlefield, the challenges of being a female war reporter, and being part of the first PTSD study of the effect of war on journalists.


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