Kate Adie

#53058 Kate Adie

I have no time for the endless nostalgia: 'Oh gosh I used to . . . ' Life is too short; I don't have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. What's the point? Go and do something else. .

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#53059 Kate Adie

War zones are dangerous, protests can be violent, also, natural disasters are difficult to cover, so there are going to be risks. .

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#53060 Kate Adie

People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman. .

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#53061 Kate Adie

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. .

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#53062 Kate Adie

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it. .

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#53063 Kate Adie

I don't sit there and speculate. I'm not that sort of person. It wastes time, actually. .

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#53064 Kate Adie

I have nothing to do with the selection of stories. I'm the reporter. .

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#53065 Kate Adie

In any war, there is a concealment of certain kinds of setbacks because it's propaganda for the enemy. .

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#53066 Kate Adie

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for. .

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#53067 Kate Adie

In Sierra Leone last year there was just the two of us hanging out of a helicopter and, when we were in Bosnia, I drove an armoured vehicle, thousands of miles. .

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#53068 Kate Adie

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger. .

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#53069 Kate Adie

If I'm in danger then it's usually my fault and it's up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way! .

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#53070 Kate Adie

I don't want to be involved in endless media gossip. .

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#53071 Kate Adie

I have never been attracted to any kind of violence. .

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#53072 Kate Adie

I was timid and frightened as a child. Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other kind of adventurous stuff. .

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#53073 Kate Adie

Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse. .

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#53074 Kate Adie

Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance. .

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#53075 Kate Adie

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage. .

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#53076 Kate Adie

My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what's really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as. .

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#53077 Kate Adie

On the whole, when the unexpected danger happens to you, you're thinking so fast, you're thinking so hard, every bit of you is alive to 'What should I do?' 'What can I do?' There isn't a lot of time for contemplation. .

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#53078 Kate Adie

Twenty-four hour news delivers people who stand and talk to camera rather than deliver reported packages with their own camera crew where it's happening. .

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#53079 Kate Adie

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship. .

Kate Adie Quotes about life
#53080 Kate Adie

Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make. .

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#53081 Kate Adie

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought. .

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#53082 Kate Adie

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize. .

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#183657 Kate Adie

I have no time for the endless nostalgia: Oh gosh I used to . . .Life is too short; I dont have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. Whats the point? Go and do something else. .

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