Michael GoldfarbLondon Correspondent, Globalpost.com, UK
For more than 20 years Michael Goldfarb has covered conflicts and conflict resolution for America’s National Public Radio and the BBC. He has reported from Bosnia, Iraq, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. In the decade since the 9/11 attacks Goldfarb has traveled extensively in the Middle East, from Cairo to Tehran, making radio documentaries that seek to explain the Arab world to Americans.
His book on the Iraq War, Ahmad’s War, Ahmad’s Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq, tells the story of his friend Ahmad Shawkat, an Iraqi dissident and newspaper editor who lived through the worst of the Ba’ath regime, only to be murdered when he was finally given the freedom to speak and write as he chose. The book was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
Goldfarb’s journalism has won the highest honours on both sides of the Atlantic. In America: the DuPont-Columbia Award for his documentary Surviving Torture: Inside Out and in Britain: the Sony Gold Award for his series of disquiet in the American Midwest, Homeward Bound.
He is currently London Correspondent of the news website, Globalpost.com