VICE Correspondent Discusses Reporting from Raqqa

VICE Correspondent Discusses Reporting from Raqqa

VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung in conversation with Director of Public Programs Jessica Chen. Photo by Monika Graff.

VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung spoke at the 9/11 Memorial Museum this week about her recent reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East.

Yeung, in conversation with Jessica Chen, director of public programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, talked about the human stories of those who have been caught in the crossfire between ISIS and the U.S.-backed coalition whose airstrikes left the Syrian city of Raqqa in ruins.

In the clip below, Yeung describes her passion for reporting on this sort of conflict: 

“The reason I enjoy doing this reporting is because I really hope to further our understanding of humanity and I really want to, I mean, there’s no such thing as a black and white story. There’s always two sides to it and I really want to understand why these guys went to Syria. I want to understand what they were doing there. I want to understand how they feel about it now. I want to understand if they have any regrets.”

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You can watch the program in full here.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff