We all have a mentor or somebody in life who has inspired us.
I was asked to contribute to the just released book, My Favourite Teacher (New Press) on a person, when I was younger or today, who has shaped me.
My chapter is about former journalist Margo Kingston, a woman who helped me realise that journalism could be about taking risks and challenging the established order of the world. It would upset people, as it should. Whether it was writing about wars, refugees or Palestine, the best reporters aren’t embedded and see their role as giving voice to the silenced.