Teru Kuwayama

by Teru Kuwayama

When she picked up the phone, I could tell from the sound of her voice that she didn’t know yet. “I’m sorry to tell you this — but I wanted you to hear from a friend, not Facebook. Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya. Chris Hondros too. I’m really sorry.” There’s a nauseating absurdity to […] more »

by Teru Kuwayama

Safi Airways flight 4Q-52. Sept 28, 2010 at 20:00 GMT-Zulu — I’m airborne and en route to link up with First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (a.k.a. “one-eight,” the subject of our Knight News Challenge grant), in southern Afghanistan. We’re at cruising altitude, somewhere between Hungary and Turkey, on a civilian flight into Kabul. The first […] more »

by Teru Kuwayama

As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.” In my case, I won a Knight News Challenge grant to launch an online, social media reporting network that follows a battalion of U.S. Marines throughout their deployment to southern Afghanistan. (Congratulations! You’ve won a year in Helmand Province, roadside bomb capital of the world…) […] more »