War reporter Di Giovanni on her ‘Dispatches from Syria’

Veteran war reporter Janine Di Giovanni arrived in Damascus in the spring of 2012, when the conflict in Syria was barely a year old. What she witnessed next is that moment when everything suddenly changes from normal to extremely abnormal. What ensued – rape, torture and shelling of ancient cities – is the subject of her new book: “Dispatches From Syria: The Morning They Came For Us”. Di Giovanni paints a harrowing picture of a nation on the brink of unravelling, and of individual resilience.