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Journalists and The Hague

Former Washington Post reporter Jonathan Randal won a landmark legal battle today. Randal had been subpoenaed by the War Crimes Tribunal to testify about an interview with a Bosnian Serb official accused of ethnic cleansing. The decision gives war correspondents some protection from being compelled to testify in the international court. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell
Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.