Humming 'Que Sera Sera'

  • Russell Brown
Keywords: war reporting, foreign correspondence, Bagdad


"'Jesus!' exclaimed Peter Arnett as the dull whoomp of an explosion sounded. Then, whoomp, again. Arnett was in the media centre at Palestine Hotel in central Baghdad, waiting to deliver a report by satelllite to someone called Eric. I know, because he was near a live microphone that was somehow feeding through the German webcam I was watching over the Internet, late on the evening of April 7. I had watched the webcam before, seen cars and buses circling Firdus Square and smoke crowding the horizon, but it had never had sound before. I could hear horns honking from the traffic, then, at one point, the sirens of two fire engine as they rush through..."


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Brown, R. (2003). Humming ’Que Sera Sera’. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 9(1), 39-43.