Congratulations to NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro and CBS News’ Clarissa Ward, who both won Peabody Awards for their coverage of the Arab Spring.
We had both of these intrepid correspondents on the show during the past year to talk about their experiences in this turbulent region. You can hear our show with Garcia-Navarro here, and our chat with Clarissa Ward here.
Here are the official citations from the University of Georgia, which administers the Peabody Awards.
Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya (NPR member stations)
National Public Radio
Eloquently describing events or passing her microphone to everyday protesters or regime supporters, NPR foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro provided exemplary coverage throughout the Middle East.
CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Inside Syria (CBS)
With a small, disguised camera and no crew, CBS correspondent Clarissa Ward entered Syria posing as a tourist. Her courageous, undercover reporting gave viewers a rare, close-up glimpse of a country falling toward civil war.