Mellissa Fung, an award-winning journalist, has been with CBC Television since 2000. As a national correspondent, she has been on the front lines of a wide range of stories on both Canadian and world affairs, including the Beijing Olympics and the war in Afghanistan, and she has worked on documentaries on topics such as asbestos mining and post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers returning from war. Her bestselling book, Under an Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity, chronicles her experience after being kidnapped by insurgents in Afghanistan in 2008. Fung divides her time between Toronto and Washington.
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