GRN, an agency for foreign correspondents, has posted a video interview with freelancer Portia Walker.
In the first in a series of interviews from GRN, Walker talks about her year covering the Arab spring in Yemen and Libya.
A former TV current affairs producer with Al Jazeera English, Walker explains how she moved to Yemen just before the Arab spring began.
She speaks about the “baptism of fire” in reporting from Yemen for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Washington Post and the Economist as well as GRN’s TV and radio clients.
Expecting to spend time in Libya researching features, she found she was spending her time “daily news reporting” which “did not go down well at some times with the authorities” and led to her arrest a gun point.
The video interview is below.
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