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“Journalist invents story”? Tell us something we didn’t know

By Joy Lo Dico  

Ryszard Kapuscinski: unjustly lauded?

The Polish love their heroes. Milan Kundera once wrote that it was a nation that produced mercurial men, the sort who would mount a horse in defence of their country against the tanks of invading armies. Since the 1960s, journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski has been among them, but now his reputation is unravelling.

Kapuscinski was responsible for producing some of the finest reportage on the post-colonial era. Living on the modest wages and expenses of the Polish Press agency, he covered the…

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