Iraqi fixer on danger of accepting bylines in foreign media
26 Sep 2016
Erbil, Iraq. Photo: Alan Farhadi/Flickr

Erbil, Iraq. Photo: Alan Farhadi/Flickr

Foreign correspondents often rely on “fixers” to help them report from war-torn countries. But, as Caroline Lees reveals in the new issue of Index on Censorship magazine, they can be targeted as spies if their names become known locally.

In this clip one Iraqi fixer, who has worked with foreign media ranging from Vice to National Geographic, tells Index about the gamble he takes on each byline with IS territory just an hour away.

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Kieran Etoria-King

Kieran Etoria-King

Editorial Assistant at Index on Censorship

Kieran Etoria-King is editorial assistant at Index on Censorship. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2015. He is the 2016 recipient of the Liverpool John Moores University Tim Hetherington Fellowship. He has previously written for The Independent and The Voice.

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