The wisdom of the owls

In the second part of a series on the challenging emotional situations journalists face, Gavin Rees examines the techniques seasoned reporters use to interview people in distress.

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So how did you feel then?

Just how do you look a man in the eye and ask him what it was like to watch his parents being killed? Or ask a survivor how it was when a bomb exploded? In this two-part series based on a 15-month research project, Gavin Rees explores the challenging emotional encounters journalists negotiate in their work-life — and how to get the best interviews when emotions run high.

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