A Few Outstanding Women War Correspondents: Background information when reading I Was Told to Come Alone

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I Was Told to Come Alone

My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

by Souad Mekhennet

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I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet
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A Few Outstanding Women War Correspondents

Souad Mekhennet is one of many women journalists who have entered dangerous situations to try to inform the world about conditions in a war zone. A few of the most influential and best-known, now deceased, are listed below.

Kathleen Kathleen "Kit" Coleman (1864-1915) covered the Spanish-American War for the Toronto Mail in 1898. The Ireland-born mother of two had been hired by the paper in 1890 in response to Canada's emerging "New Woman" movement, and was originally tasked with writing columns related to things that might potentially interest the paper's female readership: fashion, housekeeping, advice, etc. Coleman's outspoken writing quickly attracted a wide audience and she was given more responsibility, tackling everything from politics to domestic violence. When the Spanish-American War broke out she lobbied to be sent as a correspondent, and received accreditation from the U.S. government, thereby becoming the first accredited woman war correspondent in the world. Her presence was ...

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