The Resource Beyond the front line, Mike McRoberts

Beyond the front line, Mike McRoberts

Label
Beyond the front line
Title
Beyond the front line
Statement of responsibility
Mike McRoberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From risking imprisonment in order to secretly interview Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, to battling the Solomon Islands' Weather Coast to track down the notorious warlord Harold Keke, New Zealand journalist Mike McRoberts has made a habit of telling difficult and challenging stories... In the story behind the stories, Mike gives the reader a backstage pass to some of the biggest news events of the past decade, and candidly reveals the sometimes frightening, often fraught, ways those stories have made it to air." --Front flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Beyond the front line, Mike McRoberts
Label
Beyond the front line, Mike McRoberts
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A tale of two quakes: Christchurch and Japan, 2011 -- Telling stories: how I got here -- 'The brown Jesus': being in the public eye -- The 'War on Terror': Afghanistan, 2011, and 9/11 and Pakistan, 2001 -- Finishing the job his father had started: Iraq, 2003 -- The warlord: the Solomon Islands, 2003 -- The most dangerous of elections: Iraq, 2005 -- 'A painful but necessary step': Gaza, 2005 -- 'A state of calamity': the Philippines, 2006 -- 'To where I go?': Lebanon, 2006 -- 'Good luck with that coup': Fiji, 2000 and 2006 -- A tangible difference: reporting on the charities -- Nature's fury and moments of humanity: Burma and China, 2008 -- 'This is what I trained for': spending time with the troops -- Stories beyond winning and losing: covering sports -- Seeing a better future: South Africa and Zimbabwe, 2009 -- Human being first, journalist second: Haiti, 2010 -- The breaking of the Red Shirts protest: Bangkok, 2010 -- Disasters at home: Christchurch and Pike River Mine, 2010
  • When news is often confined to sound bites and brief backgrounders, some of the best stories behind the news go largely untold. Here, without those constraints, Mike is able to give full, truthful and honest portrayals of these event. Admired for his credibility and willingness to go to the hot spots, in a reporting career spanning 25 years, Mike is best known for his work in some of the world's most dangerous places, covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. He has also covered some of the world's worst natural disasters from tsunamis, to wildfires and earthquakes, including the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and then, close to home, his informative and compassionate coverage of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011
Control code
165111
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
256 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781869509392
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP165111
  • (NLNZils)1503383
  • (OCoLC)749895800
  • (Nz)13794183
  • 13794183
  • 165111

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