Kevin Sites Reads from "In the Hot Zone"
(October 2007) One of the world's most respected war correspondents, Kevin Sites spent five years covering global war and disaster for several national networks. Kevin's new book, "In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars," chronicles the year he spent as a pioneering Web journalist, posting multimedia dispatches from the world's "hot zones." Kevin stopped by the IRC's office in New York this month to speak with IRC staff and read from the book. In this selection, he describes how he grappled with the best way to tell the stories of child soldiers, of rapes and of poverty -- stories so overwhelming they "often have the effect of shutting people down, rather than helping them step up."
(9 min, 29 sec)