Foreign correspondents are exactly that: correspondents stationed in foreign countries. They are needed for any breaking news stories or important information from the country they are in, or are sometimes required to travel. They cover anything from politics to wartime activities, or even the living conditions around them. Foreign correspondents help show the public what all is happening in the world around them, covering the facts and incidents either by print or on television. Some correspondents are freelancers while others work directly with a set publication. They have to establish themselves quickly into the culture if they want to get the right information from the right people. Many correspondents do have language interpreters, but learning the language would be helpful depending on how long the assignment is for.
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