Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent

“I went in behind the lines and emerged as a kind of agent. I went in as a reporter and came out a kind of soldier. I sometimes wish I had never gone in at all.” -Paul Morton War correspondents have long entered combat zoned at great personal risk, determined to capture the conflict for … Continue reading Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent

A New Battle for Freedom: A Letter to Friends on the Fourth of July.

It’s Independence Day again here in Washington D.C. traditionally a time to renew our commitment  to “freedom” for Americans. On this 242nd birthday of the nation most  Americans are united in fear for the loss of basic freedoms under President Donald Trump: free speech, press and religion, due process and control over their bodies. Trump, meanwhile foments fears among … Continue reading A New Battle for Freedom: A Letter to Friends on the Fourth of July.

An Eye Witness live report on the funeral procession of Senator Robert Kennedy

June 8th 1968 By ABC News reporter Don North. Standing here at the base of the Grecian columns on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial there will be a very striking view of the funeral procession of Senator Robert Kennedy. The first sight of the procession will be through the trees as it turns … Continue reading An Eye Witness live report on the funeral procession of Senator Robert Kennedy

Tet Offensive

To commemorate the recent 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the United States Diplomacy Center hosted a panel of eye witnesses — including retired diplomats and a former journalist — as well as a military historian to take us back to the night of the attack. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs … Continue reading Tet Offensive

Homage to Barcelona

Exclusive: Like many separatist movements, the push for Catalonian independence from Spain results from a mix of historic grievances, cultural pride and economic challenges, as war correspondent Don North describes. By Don North Before embarking for a visit to Barcelona, the hotbed of Catalonian independence, I was disappointed to find little historical analysis about the enigma … Continue reading Homage to Barcelona

The Dangerous Business of Journalism

As information warfare becomes a hotter topic, journalists have become bigger targets for repression and even assassination, a troubling trend that is spreading across the globe, reports veteran war correspondent Don North. November 7, 2017 By Don North Amid a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Journalism