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Shetland Voices / ‘Wartime changes everything’

Journalist Jen Stout speaks to Jane Moncrieff about her life and how she came to report from war-torn Ukraine

Jen Stout

OVER recent months journalist Jen Stout has become a bit of a household name nationally with her passionate reporting of the plight of ordinary Ukrainians suffering from the onslaught of a brutal and unjustified Russian aggression.

After a number of months, first on the Romanian border and then in the war-torn country itself, Jen arrived home to Shetland a few weeks ago to recover from an intensive six-month journey which, ironically, started in Russia, a country she had longed to return to since she was a teenager.

Here, she opens up to Jane Moncrieff as part of our Shetland Voices series, and speaks about the many people she met while in Russia, Romania and Ukraine, but also about her childhood in Fair Isle, being an angry teenager in Shetland and making your way in life with no or little money.

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