Anjan Sundaram on the Devastating Personal Costs of Being a War Correspondent in Africa
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of Breakup, Anjan Sundaram, about the devastating personal costs of being a war correspondent in Africa and having to choose between his marriage and his moral responsibility to report on an African conflict unseen by the world.
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ANJAN SUNDARAM is the award-winning author of Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship and Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo. His war correspondence won a Frontline Club Award in 2015 and a Reuters award in 2006 and was short-listed for the Prix Bayeux in 2015. Sundaram graduated from Yale University, where he studied mathematics, and holds a PhD in journalism from the University of East Anglia.