Colin Freeman

Colin Freeman is the Sunday Telegraph’s chief foreign correspondent. In August 2004 he was shot and assaulted by militia loyal to radical Shia cleric Moqtada al Sadr in the city of Basra. In 2008, researching a story about piracy in Somalia, he was kidnapped by his own bodyguards.  He and a Spanish photographer spent six weeks in a cave before being released unharmed. In 2005, following his return from Iraq, Freeman wrote The Curse of the Al Dulaimi Hotel and Other Half-Truths from Baghdad.

Interviews with Colin Freeman

The best books on Iraq, recommended by Colin Freeman

The Sunday Telegraph’s chief foreign correspondent on the dangers of being a journalist in the Iraq war. “When a little of group of kids wandered up and said, ‘Hello mister, how are you?’, it was time to leave”

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