Dear Friend,

In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we're reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or Big Pharma. We count on YOU to make our work possible. Today, a generous supporter will DOUBLE your new monthly donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift will go twice as far. This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a monthly donation and provide us with support we can rely on all year, please do so today. Stay safe, and thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

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

Web ExclusiveFebruary 16, 2012

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'

Related Story

StoryMar 08, 2012Nada Bakri, Widow of Anthony Shadid, on Her Husband’s Life and Posthumous Memoir, “House of Stone”
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top