I witnessed my first real battles and saw my first corpses in Belfast. It prepared me for the Middle East – Robert Fisk

Source: Independent

In an exclusive clip from This Is Not A Movie, a documentary film by Yung Chang about the foreign reporting of Robert Fisk, we see the genesis of Robert’s career in Belfast

By Robert Fisk
@indyvoices

Compared to the Middle East, Northern Ireland was a safe assignment. Tragic, sectarian, brutal, hypocritical; the little civil war – for that is what it was – was what the British army’s intelligence people called a “low-intensity” conflict. We journos did our stories. Then we went home to our rented accommodation in Belfast. And we lived – or thought we did – in the United Kingdom.

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