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A podcast from BBC Radio 4

Crossing Continents

bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qt55

260 Episodes • Released Weekly

260 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from BBC Radio 4

Crossing Continents

Crossing Continents podcast artwork npr.org/programs/invisibilia

260 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Description

Series focusing on foreign affairs issues

Latest Episode

27 Aug 2020 • 28 mins

Reza's Story

A death-defying migrant's story... Said Reza Adib was a TV journalist in Afghanistan. In 2016, about to break a story about the sexual abuse of children by Afghan men in authority, he received a threat to his life. Reza fled across the border to Iran. But journalism was in his blood, and in Iran he began to investigate sensitive stories related to the war in Syria. When Iranian authorities confiscated his lap top, he knew his life was again in danger. That same day, with his wife and two small children, he began a perilous journey to safety in Finland – an odyssey that would last four years. The family would survive shooting on the Turkish border, a voyage across the Aegean Sea on an overcrowded makeshift vessel with fake lifejackets, and then the nightmare of refugee camps in Greece. It was here that Chloe Hadjimatheou met Reza, and for Crossing Contintents she tells the story of a remarkable journalist who’s continued to ply his trade - in spite of the odds stacked against him.Producer: Linda Pressly