March 22

How To Avoid Being Killed In A War Zone

When a six-week trip to Baghdad turned into an almost six month stay, Rosie Garthwaite, Al Jazeera journalist, found herself completely unprepared for the change in plans. How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone is her guide for reporters traveling on international assignments covering war zones and/or stories in sensitive regions. The book is filled with tips gathered from fellow journalists, as well as, her personal experience.

I have never been in a war zone, but covering stories out there, at times, in unknown places, I do want to be prepared at all times. I will be posting some key tips and suggestions from the book and adding some tips of my own over the next few weeks. All working journos out there, please feel free to share your own tips.