In the Hot Zone

We live in the age of citizen journalism. Stories that never reached a mass audience are now daily fare on the Web. Many of these stories lift the heart. Those told by witnesses to war sear the soul.

Last night we went to the University of British Columbia’s Distinguished Speakers series to hear Kevin Sites talk about his years of butting up against the limits of broadcast journalism. As an embedded reporter and a self-professed conflict junkie (my words, not his), Sites is passionate about waking people up to the horrors of war, for soldiers and civilians.

The story told in his book is horrifying. Sites hopes it will change the way we look at war.

Links to each chapter of Sites’ searing video, A World of Conflict, can be found on YouTube. Prepare to be disturbed.

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