New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid on being captured by Gadhafi forces and what’s ahead for Libya.
Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Anthony Shadid knows the Arab world as well as any reporter working today. And he knows Libya maybe too well.
Last month, Shadid and three colleagues were taken captive by forces loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. They were bound, blindfolded, and beaten for days as they bounced through Libya’s ragged battlefields. Now they’re out, and Shadid is talking about that experience, the US role in Libya, and the turmoil sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.
This hour On Point: Anthony Shadid on captivity and Arab uprising.
- Tom Ashbrook
Anthony Shadid is a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times. On March 15, he and three colleagues from the New York Times were captured by Gadhafi forces. They were released on March 21.
- On Point video: Shadid on the Arab World
- The journalists wrote about their captivity in the article, "4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality."
This program aired on April 4, 2011.