Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

The spectre of war looms just over the horizon, while the world holds its breath.  To distract ourselves, we hid out in The Voice‘s archives and found some relevant articles.

Plunged into the action.  In one of the first articles The Voice published online (the earlier parts of this story are paper-only), Debbie Jabbour relates a terrifying experience during a family trip to Guatemala.  “Two soldiers forced their way into the passenger seat, pushing me aside, one aiming his gun at me, another at my husband. They ordered us to turn around.”  From My Perspective – Traveling in a war zone: Part Three, January 2, 2002.

Fun and war games.  Bethany Tynes examines former AU course CMNS 451, Journalism in Conflict Zones, which included a three-week on-site practicum at CFB Wainwright.  “To help simulate conditions in Afghanistan as closely as possible for soldiers, civilians are hired to portray Afghan villagers and refugees during exercises, while other Canadian troops portray the Taliban and other Afghan insurgents.”  AU Options – Journalism in Conflict Zones, July 24, 2009.

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