Chris Hughes (journalist)

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Chris Hughes
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Born London, England
Nationality British
Occupation author, war correspondent
Known for first Western reporter to Iraq, first Western journalist to access Saddam Hussein's bunker
Notable credit(s) Daily Mirror
Awards 2013 Specialist Journalist of the Year.
Website www.mirror.co.uk

Chris Hughes is a British tabloid journalist and author best known for his reporting of the Iraq war and war in Afghanistan. In 2013 he received Specialist Journalist of the Year Award[1] in recognition for his work as a defense correspondent[2]

Career[edit]

Since 1994 Hughes has been working as security correspondent for the Daily Mirror, specialising in conflict-zone reporting with particular emphasis on Middle Eastern conflicts, global terrorism and war,[3] and has spent time covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His book, Road Trip to Hell, details his time with UK and American forces in the two countries.[4]

War reporting[edit]

In 2001 Hughes started reporting from Iraq and in 2006 he covered Israel-Lebanon war from Beirut;[5] in 2016 Hughes started reporting about a military coup in Turkey.[6] In 2017 he was reporting from the frontline in the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State, from the beginning of the campaign and from within Mosul as ISIS were defeated;[7] in September 2017 his exclusive story about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on the front-page of Mirror newspaper.[8]

Publications[edit]

In his book Road Trip to Hell Hughes mentioned he was the first Western reporter to enter Iraq after the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, and the first Western journalist to access Saddam Hussein's bunker. He also claims to have witnessed unarmed demonstrators killed and wounded in Fallujah by US Marines;[9] in 2009 Hughes co-authored Attack State Red, an account of the 2007 campaign undertaken by the Royal Anglian Regiment, documenting their initial deployment and trials in Afghanistan.[10]

Awards[edit]

In 2013 Hughes was awarded Specialist Journalist of the Year Award in recognition for his work as a specialist war correspondent.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Press Awards 2013 Winners". 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Chris Hughes, defence correspondent". 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  3. ^ British al-Qaeda recruit talks exclusively to the Daily Mirror, bylined By Chris Hughes, Security Correspondent 1/04/2008
  4. ^ "Road Trip To Hell: GoodReads". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "THE Middle-East was in the grip of an uneasy calm last night as the UN-backed ceasefire came into play". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Amnesty International says it has 'credible evidence' Turkish police are holding detainees, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "It has emerged ISIS now only controls a square mile in Mosul, once the group's capital in Iraq, and could be defeated there in days". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "North Korea defector saw 11 musicians 'blown to bits' by anti-aircraft guns then 'ground into dirt' by tanks". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Hughes, Chris (2006). Road Trip to Hell: Tabloid Tales of Saddam, Iraq and a Bloody War. Monday Books. ISBN 0-9552854-2-9. 
  10. ^ "Attack State Red: Col Richard Kemp & Chris Hughes". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 

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