I had a flashback to another New Zealand foreign correspondent as I watched Al Jazeera journalist Charlotte Bellis reporting on the entry of the Taliban into Kabul.
My mind went back 30 years to the bombing of Baghdad when Peter Arnett reported nightly amid the thunder and flash of bombs and anti-aircraft fire.
Bellis has not had to face the same pyrotechnics but Taliban firing their AK-47s into the air can be just as deadly if they alter their aim.
However, that was not the comparison that came into my mind. I was reminded of the perils of reporting from ‘enemy territory’. Continue reading “Charlotte Bellis faces perils outside ‘enemy territory’”