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   Journalism does exist and it is a necessity if we are to be an informed world.    Congrats to Ms. Craig on her outstanding reporting of a war that most her in the US know little about and ignore that, yes, it is the US that is selling all the bombs that are bieng used by Saudi Arabia

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Your link is an excellent read.

 

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Iona Craig was raised in the United Kingdom, and attended City University in London. Previous to her study and work as a journalist, Craig was a horse trainer and jockey.


As a BBC intern, Craig studied Arabic, and moved to Sana’a, Yemen in 2010 to become the managing editor of the Yemen Times. As the Yemeni revolution began in February 2011 she left the Yemen Times to concentrate on freelance reporting including as Yemen correspondent for The Times of London, for which she was the recipient of the 2014 Martha Gellhorn prize.


On 27 February 2013, Craig survived an assassination attempt when the taxi she was travelling in was ambushed and came under fire outside the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Sana'a. The taxi driver also survived. His quick thinking likely saved Craig's life. The last accredited Western journalist in the country, she left in 2014.


She has repeatedly returned to the country of Yemen to report on the Yemen civil war, human rights abuses and the country's humanitarian crisis from both sides of the frontlines.


Her work has appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, USA Today, Al Jazeera America, Time (magazine), Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, GlobalPost, Index on Censorship, The Intercept, and Vice, amongst others.

 

 

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Iona Craig Wins a Polk Award For Her Investigation

 

A LITTLE MORE than a year ago, on January 29, 2017, Iona Craig was at the tail end of a month-long reporting trip to Yemen. On that day, special operators from the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 launched a surprise raid in a remote part of Yemen, apparently trying to capture or kill an Al Qaeda leader. This was the first covert assault of the Trump era, and the White House, which was not challenged in the U.S. media, hailed it as “highly successful.”

 

Except it wasn’t.

 

Iona Craig had to go there to find out first-hand.

 

Craig was in Yemen to report a story for Harper’s Magazine about suicide bombers, and she had received a travel grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 

What follows is a description of how Craig reported the story, which was both a major expose that revealed the Trump administration lied about its first major military engagement, and an epic 1,000-mile journey through desolate parts of Yemen, where Craig and her Yemeni companions faced lethal risks. She was not only the first foreign journalist to report from al Ghayil, she remains the only one to have done so.

 

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/24/iona-craig-won-a-polk-award-for-her-investigation-of-a-seal-team...

 

 

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