Conflicts from across the world are a regular topic in the media, even more so with the current situation in the Middle East.
But for us to be able to read, see or listen to this coverage, it takes brave people to go there and report it.
Michael French is one such person, in his job as a foreign affairs producer for Channel 4.
He recently gave a lecture about his career to students and staff of his almer mater, the University of Lincoln.
But before doing so he had a chat with our reporter Sebastian Edgington-Cole, so click listen to hear his story.