The War in Iraq (NPR)
Winner 2004 | National Public Radio
Despite assignment in a country riddled with car bombings, mortar attacks, sniper fire and kidnappings, NPR correspondents Anne Garrels, Ivan Watson, Deborah Amos, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Emily Harris, Peter Kenyon, Phillip Reeves, Eric Westervelt, Tom Gjelten, and Mike Shuster continued to document the turbulent aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. These experienced correspondents from the NPR foreign desk covered the stories of the Sunni and Shia uprisings, the bitter battles between insurgents and U.S. forces, the state of the Iraqi political leadership, the reconstruction efforts, the competition for the business of rebuilding Iraq, the challenge of securing law and order, and the battered American attempts to restore electricity, clean water, and security across the country in time for democratic elections. They told these stories with detailed and precise writing, sound gathered under the most dangerous conditions, and a calm intensity that resonated with millions of radio listeners. Numerous stories also added the voices of the Iraqi people, whose lives have been directly affected by the ongoing conflict. For providing post-war coverage that goes above and beyond the call of journalistic duties, NPR’s coverage in The War in Iraq receives a Peabody Award.
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