When working on a story, we journalist try always to bring them to life by showing their human side. That means that whatever the issue is, there is always someone affected by that, so we tend to use it to make our output more attractive and appealing to the audience.
That is something every wannabe journo learns from an early stage. Hence we should never forget about that in our journey.
Behind all the legal and historical words that we have been writing about up to this moment, there are lots of stories of human beings affected by all that.
A good compilation of experiences, memories and statement is ‘The Last Prisoners of the Cold War‘.
Miroslavs Mitrofanovs, Aleksandrs Gamaļejevs, Viktors Jolkins, Vladimirs Buzajevs, Aleksejs Dimitrovs and Tatjana Ždanoka (you will read more about her in following posts) have contributed to this moving publication.
I could keep writing about the book, but I would rather recommend you to spend some of your spare time reading it.