April 12, 2012 @ 11:42 am
Dominic Frisby talks to television reporter and writer Ben Anderson about his new book, No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afganistan.
From Wikipedia: Anderson is perhaps most famous for Holidays in the Axis of Evil, the BBC series where he travelled secretly to Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Libya and Cuba. He also made films about gang wars in El Salvador, the landless movement in Brazil, pollution in Varanasi, homosexuals in America, Maoist insurgents in Bihar, water rights for Palestinians in the West Bank, the third generation of Agent Orange victims in Vietnam, deportees and pimps in Cambodia and the war in Southern Iraq.
His recent work included "Taking on the Taliban", a harrowing film that resulted from two months in Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province, with the Queen's Company, Grenadier Guards. The film was shortlisted for RTS programme and Journalism awards, as a well as a BAFTA. He has since covered Slave labour in Dubai, and new threats and solutions to deforestation for BBC 1's Panorama.