Radio: Chasing a story
Posted: 17 Jul 2008 @ 00:00
IT IS one of those stories that journalists must repeat over endless nightcaps, in the dingiest bars, on the most far-away assignments.
In March 1959, the Western media are battling with one another to get the first pictures of the Dalai Lama, recently escaped from the clutches of Chinese troops. Having survived what the papers describe as “a desperate game of hide-and-seek” through the Himalayas, the 24-year-old man-god arrives in a remote Indian monastery. The two main news ...
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