Massoud Hossaini is a staff photojournalist for Agence France-Presse and the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for his image of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Born in Afghanistan in 1981, Hossaini was brought by his family to Iran as a baby to escape Soviet occupation. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, he returned to Afghanistan to join Aina, a cultural organization, and work as an independent photographer until joining the French news agency in 2007.
In part two of a two-part interview conducted in Hong Kong in late September 2012, Hossaini discusses the fear that the news media industry faces as NATO troops withdraw and the current status of female journalists.
Below is the transcript of the video interview.
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