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Anthony Shadid, 43, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Middle East Correspondent, Dies in Syria

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid died of an apparent asthma attack today while covering the conflict in Syria. One of the most celebrated journalists covering the Middle East, Shadid, 43, had been a guest on Democracy Now! several times over the past decade reporting on Libya, Tunisia, Iraq and Lebanon.

Here are links to our interviews with Anthony Shadid:

April 06, 2011: 'Freed from Captivity in Libya, Anthony Shadid of the New York Times Recounts Ordeal under Gaddafi’s Forces'

April 06, 2011: 'Intervention Could Make Things Worse: New York Times’ Anthony Shadid on Rebellions in Libya and the Middle East'

January 18, 2011: 'Anthony Shadid in Beirut: Tunisia Has Electrified People Across the Arab World'

July 18, 2006: 'World Health Organization: Lebanese Residents Displaced by Israeli Bombardment Expected to Top 900,000'

November 19, 2004: 'U.S. Continues Air Strikes and Ground Assault On Fallujah Despite Claims of Victory'

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