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
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.