The Unembedded

The Unembedded

Three journalists on the front lines talk about combat reporting in Iraq and Lebanon. What’s the real story?


One of the great casualties of the war in Iraq was the credibility of the mainstream media. The vacuum has been filled by independent reporters, the unembedded. Today on GRITtv we speak to three reporters and video journalists who have been on the front lines in Iraq and Lebanon–Rick Rowley and Kouross Esmaeli of Big Noise Films and Ana Nogieura. What are the media failing to tell us today?

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