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Anthony Loyd on Another Bloody Love Letter

Anthony Loyd, Times war correspondent, Frontline Club member and frequent speaker at club events, is interviewed in Metro about his most recent book, Another Bloody Love Letter. The book concentrates on his experiences covering the Balkans, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Iraq and he questions what it is to be a reporter during war and how best to report when people are suffering. Loyd is not one to evangelise the publication of the truly horrific scenes he himself has witnessed in wartime,
'I'm often asked why we don't see photographs of children who've been beheaded in air strikes on the front pages – that that's the reality of war and people should see it,' he says. 'Well, I don't know if they do have to see it, because we live in a democratic society that employs other people such as soldiers to see that.' link