The war correspondent

26 May 2022

Meet the UQ alumnus reporting from the frontlines of the war in Ukraine. Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts graduate Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop is an Investigative Reporter for the ABC, but his most recent assignment was a secondment as a Foreign Correspondent in Ukraine.

On a typical day in Sydney, Sean was sitting at a cafe with a source, doing his regular investigative work. At 11am he checked his phone and saw seven missed calls from ABC’s foreign editor.

“I rang back, and she said ‘Can you go to Poland today and possibly into Ukraine? There’s a flight around 9pm.’”

“That’s how it all began. I had the day to pack and go into ABC to fit a flak jacket and ballistic helmet, and gas mask for... you know… for the worst possible circumstances. Before I knew it, I was on the plane.”

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