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BBC World presents Jeremy Bowen on 'The Front Line'

Saturday 27th August @ 1740 IST

Repeats Sunday 28th August @ 0040, 1240, 2240 IST

They bring the horrors of distant conflicts into people's front rooms and interpret history as it's being made, but the risks of being a war reporter have never been greater. In the last four years 62 journalists have died in combat zones.

BBC World presents Jeremy Bowen on the Front Line - a gripping programme that uncovers the realities behind war reporting.

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's celebrated former World Affairs Correspondent, explores the lives and motivations of those whose work revolves around death and destruction. Drawing on his experiences in wars around the world, he gives a frank, unsparing insight into the psychology of the war correspondent.

How do they operate in the most dangerous working conditions imaginable? What are the stories the public don't see? And what are the psychological costs of constantly bearing witness to man's inhumanity? In Jeremy Bowen On The Front Line he talks to some of most famous war reporters of our time, while revisiting the conflicts that have defined our age.

Further information:

Deeptie Sethi

Gayathri Sharma

Tel: 91 11 2341 2672/73 Extn. 102

Fax: 91 11 2341 1109

Email: deeptie.sethi@bbc.co.uk / gayathri.sharma@bbc.co.uk

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