Quotes by: Kate Adie

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I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
Kate Adie
In any war, there is a concealment of certain kinds of setbacks because it's propaganda for the enemy.
Kate Adie
I don't find an advantage or disadvantage in being a woman when reporting. What little advantages there might be in some instances is cancelled out by the basic lack of lavatories round the world for women.
Kate Adie
But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
Kate Adie
There was no equal pay law when I started working. I was no different to any other woman in any other job at the time.
Kate Adie
I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
Kate Adie
When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
Kate Adie
Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
Kate Adie
Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds.
Kate Adie
Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
Kate Adie
People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman.
Kate Adie
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