Field Notes: The Story Behind the Story


Field Notes -- a glimpse at the way our correspondents work -- occasionally accompany The Post's dispatches from abroad.


Field Notes
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 12 -- The men looked sleepy as they slumped in their chairs in the afternoon heat, watching the Scooby Doo cartoon. Their boss, Kusal Perera, the head of a Web site that has been critical of the Sri Lankan government's war, sighed.
 
Field Notes: Iraqi Town Bears Scars of War (Post, January 13, 2009; 7:16 AM)
 
Field Notes: My Kingdom for an Outhouse (Post, December 12, 2008; 5:33 PM)
 
Field Notes: Looking for the Shining Path (Post, November 11, 2008; 7:02 PM)
 
Field Notes: Hard Landing in Freetown: Seat Belts Not Mandatory (Post, October 13, 2008)
 
Field Notes: A Dozen New Families And Construction Noise (Post, October 5, 2008)
 
Field Notes: Working the 'Road of Hell' With Iraq's Army (Post, August 17, 2008; 9:19 PM)
 
Field Notes: A Walk in the Ecuadoran Rain Forest (Post, August 7, 2008; 10:09 PM)
 
Field Notes: New Yorkers on the Afghan Steppe (Post, August 5, 2008; 8:07 PM)
 
Field Notes: In Khartoum, a Surreally Mundane Experience (Post, August 3, 2008; 8:35 PM)
 
Field Notes: In Burkina Faso, Running Afoul of Mr. X (Post, July 20, 2008; 6:25 PM)
 
FIELD NOTES: Protest Fatigue in Mexico City, A Daily Mess of Demonstrations (Post, July 15, 2008)
 
Field Notes: Nothing but Speedos in Sadr City (Post, June 9, 2008; 10:04 PM)
 
Field Notes: An Abandoned Oasis Of American Comfort In Tiny Guinea-Bissau (Post, June 1, 2008)
 
FIELD NOTES: Despair to Dancing in Qatar (Post, May 26, 2008; 11:18 AM)
 
Field Notes: The Road to West Africa (Post, May 24, 2008; 5:04 PM)
 
Field Notes: Hiking Into the Heart of China's Quake Zone (Post, May 20, 2008)
 
Field Notes: Going Underground in Cairo (washingtonpost.com, May 18, 2008; 12:00 AM)
 
Field Notes: Finding a Terror Suspect in Yemen (washingtonpost.com, May 16, 2008; 2:55 PM)
 
Field Notes: Improvised Sea Passage to Beirut, for a Price (Post, May 15, 2008)
 
Field Notes: Twists and Turns in Congo (washingtonpost.com, April 30, 2008; 5:09 PM)
 
Field Notes: Poking Around the Prisons (washingtonpost.com, April 28, 2008; 5:16 PM)
 

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