Monday, October 24, 2011

Am trying to re-embed in Iraq

...and the press desk in Baghdad just told me that this latest news embed will be open to me if I can just get over to Iraq before Thanksgiving and also can convince a major news outlet to sponsor me. I have embedded in Iraq four and a half times before and want to go back to cover the U.S. troop withdrawal, emphasizing the nostalgia value of returning to a world that I once knew well and that will no longer exist after December 31, 2011.

I would be
covering the withdrawal from both my own point of view as a returning war correspondent and also as a surrogate observer for all the thousands of veterans who served there as well and cannot go back to witness this historic event.

Since I will be paying my own way, sponsorship of me would entail only providing a communication from you stating that you are my sponsor.

Here is a link to an article about me written by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/outriders/2007/04/views_of_iraq_jane_stillwater.shtml

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Jane Stillwater
jpstillwater@yahoo.com
510-843-0581










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