Rosie Garthwaite

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Rosie Garthwaite is a TV journalist and producer for Al Jazeera. She began her journalistic career as a freelance reporter in Basra, Iraq when she had just left university, and where she learned about survival through personal experience. Her first book was published in 2011: How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone was written to provide the kind of information that people travelling to warzones and other extreme destinations were always asking her for.

As she says, ‘I interviewed 150 journalists, NGO workers, doctors, army people, even a Somali pirate about life in dangerous places so that my friends and colleagues could have the best possible handbook when they pack their bags to go running towards bombs and disasters. And so they could avoid making the mistakes I made in Iraq when I was 22...’

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