Bulletproof: A Journalist’s Notebook on Reporting Conflict

Editor | Non-fiction

Bulletproof, a first-of-its-kind account, is the story of a female combat journalist and her encounters with insurgency from north-east India. Going beyond mere statistics of deaths and arms recovered and other documentary evidence, the book shows us how conflict impacts women, children, health, environment, sanitation, wildlife and society. It is a collection of rare human stories from some of the most under-reported regions in the world.

Elisa Lees Munoz, International Women’s Media Foundation, said: “‘This book is a renewed appreciation of the critical role of journalists in our world.”

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak said: “Teresa Rehman’s reporting has played a crucial role in keeping the world informed on this troubled and fascinating region.”

About the author

Teresa Rehman is an award-winning journalist based in north-east India. She worked for India Today, the Telegraph and Tehelka before she began editing the Thumb Print. Recipient of the WASH Media Awards 2009-2010, she had received the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for two consecutive years (2008-09 and 2009-10) for the category ‘Reporting on J & K and the Northeast (Print)’. Her other honours include Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2011, Sanskriti Award 2009 for Excellence in Journalism and the Seventh Sarojini Naidu Prize 2007 for Best Reporting on Panchayati Raj by The Hunger Project. She was also featured in the Power List of Femina magazine in 2012. Her first book is called The Mothers of Manipur.

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