Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.
Today, Alex Crawford, the British TV reporter who has won awards for her coverage of the Arab Spring and was the first foreign journalist to broadcast live from Green Square in Tripoli. She describes what it was like to face death in a mosque under fire.
And a French cartoonist tells how he has created a comic strip blog from the daily life of an 18-year-old Kazakh man with cerebral palsy.
Alex Crawford's book, Colonel Gaddafi's Hat, is published on 29 March 2012.
(Image: Alex Crawford)