Friday, February 17, 2012
Reporter Shadid Dies in Syria
Newswise would like to recognize Anthony Shadid for his exceptional courage and dedication to his work as a journalist. Shadid passed away while on assignment, under cover, in Syria.
One of Shadid’s recent stories about the uprising in Syria before he had his fatal allergic reaction: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/middleeast/syria-in-deep-crisis-may-be-slipping-out-of-control.html
In times of upheaval and instability in far-off parts of the world, great reporting often requires great sacrifices. Newswise commends the work of Shadid, and all journalists that are dedicated to covering important news events as they unfold, especially when it involves risking life and limb.