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New York Times war reporter, OKC native to discuss captivity in Libya

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid, one of four The New York Times journalists who recently were brutalized while enduring six days of captivity in Libya, will speak Thursday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
BY RANDY ELLIS rellis@opubco.com Published: April 2, 2011
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid, one of four journalists from The New York Times who were brutalized last month while enduring six days of captivity in Libya, will speak Thursday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.


Shadid, a native of Oklahoma City, was among four journalists taken captive by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on March 16 while reporting on the Libyan rebellion.

In chilling accounts of their ordeal, the journalists later described in The New York Times how they were pulled from their vehicle, caught in the crossfire of a gunbattle and terrorized and beaten by their captors.

The journalist's appearance Thursday at the memorial and museum's Center for Education and Outreach is titled “Reporting Terrorism: A Conversation with Anthony Shadid.” There will be a reception at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required.


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