Sunday, May 14, 2023


When I woke this morning I decided, prompted no doubt by yesterday's Mali back and forth with Rod, to listen to episode one of Frontlines of Journalism. Reflecting on some of the most difficult stories he's reported on, BBC International Editor Jeremy Bowen look at the obstacles that stand between journalists and the truth.

I have always followed his career as (Icons passim) he was in school with me.

Alexa was duly instructed to play Off Balance, episode one throughout the house as I went about my morning routine. "Getting to the truth means weighing up evidence and making judgements. You can’t be neutral about everything, in a world this cruel."

There are ten episodes in all. It looks like they weigh in at just under a quarter of an hour each. Highly recommended. I will certainly work through the whole lot.

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