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The NYT’s Anthony Shadid On His Captivity In Libya

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid on being captured by Gadhafi forces and what’s ahead for Libya.

The New York Times' Anthony Shadid in the On Point studios. (Nicholas Dynan for WBUR)

The New York Times' Anthony Shadid in the On Point studios. (Nicholas Dynan for WBUR)

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

Guest:

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.

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