The Washington Post Pulitzers: Anthony Shadid, International Reporting

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

On the eve before the beginning of the war in Iraq, all news correspondents were ordered to leave Baghdad, for the sake of their safety. Many streamed out. One man, without questioning, went deeper. At his own peril, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid chose to stay, armed with only his convictions that the coming events would shake the Middle East to its core.

What followed Shadid’s decision was insightful, honest, and compassionate reporting, straight from Baghdad. With exceptional bravery, he gave readers a honest and powerful view of the common Iraqi citizen’s experience of the war, as well as haunting coverage of the aftermath. With it, he succeeded in showing a profoundly human side of the war, and the new struggles that followed in its wake.

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