Benjamin Hall returns to Ukraine to interview President Zelenskyy and honor his colleagues who were killed in a bomb attack.
Why it matters
The story highlights the risks journalists face in conflict zones and the resilience of journalism. It also raises questions about support for Ukraine and the role of former President Donald Trump.
What the papers say
The Independent says Hall returned to Ukraine to pay tribute to his colleagues and remind people that journalism will never be stopped. AP News highlights the staggering toll on journalists in the Israel-Hamas war, emphasizing the dangers faced by journalists. The Guardian mentions Lachlan Murdoch's visit to Ukraine and Zelenskyy's gratitude for journalists' coverage of the war. The NY Post focuses on Hall's emotional return to Ukraine and his survival story. The Times mentions Zelenskyy's appreciation for journalists' bravery and dismisses critics questioning the pace of the counteroffensive. Politico highlights Murdoch's visit and Zelenskyy's gratitude for fair news coverage of Russian atrocities.
How we got here
Benjamin Hall was severely injured in a bomb attack in Ukraine in 2022, losing his leg and suffering burns. He returned to Ukraine to interview President Zelenskyy and honor his colleagues who were killed in the attack.
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Benjamin Hall is a British journalist who serves as a State Department correspondent for Fox News Channel and is based in Washington, D.C. He joined the network in July 2015. He is also author of the book Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east.
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a Ukrainian politician, actor and comedian who is the 6th and current president of Ukraine, serving since May 2019.
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