The "Fixers" Behind International Journalism

The "Fixers" Behind International Journalism

Kojo chats with American journalists who reported from the front lines in Iraq and from the rubble in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake -- and with the fixers who helped them do their jobs.

Journalists on assignment in foreign countries often risk their lives to gather and report news. But they also depend on local hires who serve as correspondents, translators and guides. These "fixers" often do journalism of their own and put themselves in danger regularly. Kojo chats with American journalists who reported from the front lines in Iraq and from the rubble in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake -- and with the fixers who helped them do their jobs.

Guests

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Senior Correspondent, The Washington Post

Naseer Nouri

Former Special Correspondent, The Washington Post; Co-founder, Refugee Roadmap, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project

Omar Fekeiki

Assignment Editor, Radio Sawa-MBN; Former Correspondent, The Washington Post

Jonathan Katz

Author, "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" (Palgrave Macillian, 2013)

Evens Sanon

Journalist, Associated Press

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