Wrong place, wrong time; unlucky break; vocational hazard; or just plain stupidity – overseas ordeals can come about in a variety of ways. But, really, it’s unimportant how you got there. When the odds are stacked against you in a foreign land, the most important thing is to set your sights firmly on what comes next. From the terrifying to the farcical (to the terrifyingly farcical), here are some stories of survival that might have you questioning your next external escapade.
Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian family took on the Egyptian government to get Peter Greste out of prison.
VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind
August 2008, Bundaberg photojournalist Nigel Brennan travels to Somalia with Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout. They are abducted by a criminal gang, brutalised, and kept in isolation and ignorance. The ransom amount is US$3 million; if it's not paid, they will be killed. And the Australian government does not pay ransoms.
The inspiring story of a woman who survived kidnap and being held captive for a year in war-torn Somalia . . .
The harrowing memoir of two men who were caught drug trafficking and survived South America's notorious prison system
Extremely timely, enlightening and passionate, The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West
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