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Woman's Work: The Twisted Reality Of An Italian Freelancer In Syria

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Alex Thomson (L) chief international correspondent for British Channel 4 News seen in flack jacket and helmet ,stands next to Catalina Gomez Angel a Colombian journalist based in the middle east while covering the clashes on May 27, 2012 in Houla, Syria. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images) | Getty

He finally wrote to me. after more than a year of freelancing for him, during which I contracted typhoid fever and was shot in the knee, my editor watched the news, thought I was among the Italian journalists who’d been kidnapped, and sent me an email that said: “Should you get a connection, could you tweet your detention?”

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