Nada Bakri, New York Times reporter and widow of Anthony Shadid, the former Beirut bureau chief of the New York Times, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss Shadid's book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. She answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?
New York Times reporter Nada Bakri talks about her late husband, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid, who died last month in Syria. She discusses his life and career as a foreign journalist and the challenge of reporting on a rapidly changing Middle East. Shadid’s new memoir,House of Stone , tells the story of his year away from reporting, when he started rebuilding his great-grandfather’s house in Lebanese countryside. We’ll also be joined by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, National Editor at the Washington Post, who worked with Shadid, covering Iraq.
Hours after the United Nations Security Council condemned issued a statement condemning the Syrian government for using violence against its own people, President Bashar Assad authorized a multi-party system for the first time in order to try to quell the uprising against him. On Wednesday, tanks, armored vehicles, and snipers poured into the city of Hama, the symbolic center of the opposition for the last five months. Nada Bakri of The New York Times reports on the latest from Beirut, Lebanon.