Afghanistan – ‘An Anatomy of Reporting’; Twenty-Five Years On: 1996-2021.

Andrew James

John Simpson has been travelling the world as a journalist for forty years, reporting on the many wars, disasters and international events duirng that time. Even the attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York and Washington have not caused the world to stop turning. Some things have changed since tose events, but others have stayed very much the same. In his 2007 book, he takes the optimistic view that the world is nowhere near its end.

The BBC Journalist John Simpson had won the Richard Dimbleby award in 1991 and the News and Current Affairs award in 2000 for his coverage, with the BBC News team, of the Kosovo conflict, when he was asked to meet the president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, in a hotel car park in Islamabad in September 2001. Al-Qaeda’s attack on New York and Washington, planned by Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan under the protection…

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