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Wars in Ukraine and Gaza have dominated the news agenda in the past couple of years. One journalist who has been to both is Andrea Backhaus, a freelance war and conflict correspondent with 10 years of experience.

In this week's podcast, she shares with us all her lessons learned as she reflects on her first taste of conflict reporting in Egypt during the Arab Spring and the current situation in Israel and Palestine.

We explore all the things rookies often underestimate: safety considerations, bias and balance, mental health and much more.

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