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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Stuart Hughes in Beirut

I'm sure I've mentioned Stuart Hughes at least a couple times on this blog before. He's a producer, reporter, writer, broadcaster for the BBC. He's presently in Beirut, Lebanon, reporting on the fighting between Israel and Lebanon.

I first started reading Stuart's blog... I think it was more than three years ago (at the beginning of the U.S. war on Iraq). Anyway, it was a day or two after he had his leg amputated. As I recall, he was reporting from Northern Iraq, about to get a story, but had to stop for a moment to take cover from gunfire (or was it missile fire), and upon getting out of the transport vehicle, stepped on an anti-personnel landmine.

A colleague of Stuart's who was with him in the same incident, lost his life.

I've followed Stuart through his blog ever since. Despite the fact that he's a foreign correspondent, war reporter, and amputee, he's a very sunny fellow. And, quite the athlete. And, he's an excellent writer and story teller.

I highly recommend his blog for anyone at all interested in behind the scenes action over there beyond what we're getting in the regular press.

Posted by Marie at July 18, 2006 10:09 PM

Comments

Thanks for recommending Stuart's Blog.

Posted by: Don Ray at July 19, 2006 6:35 AM

Great stuff, Marie. Thanks.

Posted by: Dan at July 19, 2006 4:04 PM