WorldViews: The strange story of the ‘first Westerner’ to report from the Islamic State

By Adam Taylor, December 23, 2014

Over the past few days, the remarkable story of Jürgen Todenhöfer, a German author who traveled to areas of Iraq and Syria held by the Islamic State, has captivated international media. Todenhöfer has received coverage from outlets such as CNN and the BBC, and he has been dubbed the "first western journalist to be given access to [Islamic State] areas in Syria in Iraq."Read full article >>