Almost missed an expensive story

 
Steve Crawshaw remembers convincing his editors at The Independent to send him and a photographer to Burma to meet pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was then under house arrest. He struggled to secure a meeting with her and became increasingly worried he would squander the paper’s limited resources with no story to show for it.

Storyteller: Steve Crawshaw

Date of Story: 22 November, 1998
Location of Story: Rangoon, Burma
Location: London, UK
Date: 20 April, 2016