Borders, conflict and security with Iona Craig
(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST
This masterclass from intrepid investigative journalist Iona Craig takes a closer look into Iona’s experience reporting from conflict zones like Yemen while protecting sources, fixers and her investigations. Iona regularly returns to Yemen and has repeatedly crossed the front lines to report on both sides of Yemen’s ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis, crossing the Bab el Mandeb by boat between Djibouti and Yemen three times in 2015 to file reports for TV, radio and print from inside the two besieged cities of Aden and Taiz as well as the Houthi stronghold of Sa’ada. To date she has travelled over ten thousand miles across the country since the war began in 2014. Her latest visit in 2020 was for three months, coinciding with the rapid spread of COVID-19, an escalation in the conflict, defunding of aid programmes, and the decleration of self-rule by the Southern Transitional Council in Aden.
- 17 May 2021