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Reporting From A War Zone: ‘Under Fire:  Journalists in Combat’
February 21, 2012
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What's it like to report from the most dangerous places on earth? Tonight at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, the CBC's documentary channel is airing a film called 'Under Fire: Journalists in Combat'. The doc explores the dangers of war, and the physical and psychological effects experienced by the journalists who work there.

'Under Fire', which was produced by Martyn Burke and Anthony Feinstein, was short-listed for the 2012 Academy Awards, and it includes interviews with journalists from around the world, including correspondents from 'The New York Times', BBC, and Reuters, as well as the CBC's Susan Ormiston. The doc also investigates the growing death toll among journalists in war zones: during the First World War, only two journalists were killed. The recent conflict in Iraq, in contrast, has already claimed the lives of 120 journalists.

Check out the trailer for the film here:

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Sources:

documentary's 'Under Fire' page

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