VICE Correspondent Discusses Reporting from Raqqa

VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung speaks onstage at the 9/11 Memorial Museum as part of a public program. Jessica Chen, the director of public programs at the Museum, sits in a chair beside her.
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.”

You can watch the program in full here.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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