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Baghdad Bulletin : The Real Story of the War in Iraq - Reporting From Beyond the Green Zone

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"The Baghdad Bulletin was essential reading in the first few months after the end of the war. ... I am only sorry that I cannot read it anymore. David Enders and his team were brave, enterprising and idealistic." Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd, MP "David Enders has a stunning independent streak and the courage to trust his own perceptions as he reports from outside the bubble Americans have created for themselves in Iraq." Joe Sacco, author of 'Safe Area Gorazde' and 'Palestine'"Baghdad Bulletin takes us where mainstream news accounts do not go. Disrupting the easy cliches that dominate US journalism, Enders blows away the media fog of war." Norman Soloman, author of 'War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death'"Journalism at its finest and on a shoestring to boot." Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch "Young and tenacious, Dave Enders went, saw and wrote it down. Here it is -- a well-informed and detailed tale of Iraq's decline under American rule." Christian Parenti, Nation correspondentBaghdad Bulletin is a street-level account of the invasion and occupation of Iraq as seen through the eyes of the young independent journalist David Enders. Enders recounts his decision to go to Iraq, where he opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed and distributed there during the invasion.Young, courageous and anti-authoritarian, Enders is the first reporter to cover the war as experienced by ordinary Iraqis. Deprived of the press credentials that gave his embedded colleagues access to press conferences and officially-sanitised information, he tells the story of a different war, outside the Green Zone. It is a story in which the struggle of everyday life is interspersed with moments of sheer terror and absurdity: wired American troops train their guns on terrified civilians; travelling clowns wreak havoc in a Baghdad police station.Orphans and intellectuals, activists and insurgents, Baghdad Bulletin depicts the unseen complexity of Iraqi society and gives us a powerful glimpse of a new kind of warfare, one that co-exists with -- and sometimes tragically veers into -- the everyday rhythms of life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25.4mm | 462.66g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745324657
  • 9780745324654
  • 2,207,491

About David Enders

David Enders is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he edited the school newspaper, the Michigan Daily. He was editor of the now-defunct Baghdad Bulletin, the only English-language newspaper to be printed in Baghdad after the invasion. He has worked as a stringer for numerous American and Arab newspapers.
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'Takes the reader where mainstream news accounts do not go - a powerful glimpse of a new kind of warfare, one that coexists with - and sometimes tragically veers into the everyday rhythms of life' -- Fred Rhodes, The Middle East 'This is the story of what life is really like on the ground in Iraq. At the age of just 22, Dave Enders went to Iraq to set up Baghdad's only independent English-language newspaper. This is his account of what it's like to be a reporter working beyond the usual confines of 'embedded' journalists' -- Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom 'David Enders has a stunning independent streak and the courage to trust his own perceptions as he reports from outside the bubble Americans have created for themselves in Iraq' -- Joe Sacco, author of Safe Area Gorazde
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Table of contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

May 2003

June

July

August

September

November

December

January 2004

April

May

June

Postscript
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