New America NYC: Iraq: Remembering a Forgotten War

In Collaboration With The Committee to Protect Journalists

Just 10 years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq is already being called the “Forgotten War.” News organizations began scaling back on-the-ground reporting there soon after the U.S. declared an end to major combat operations in May 2003, and today only a handful of foreign bureaus remain in Baghdad. The costs of staying were high — both in terms of finances and safety. The Iraq War was the deadliest conflict for reporters documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists. How did the danger of reporting shape news coverage of the war? What are the enduring narratives out of Iraq from the past decade? How are local and international media covering the latest wave of deadly attacks that have renewed fears of civil war?

Join New America NYC and a group of brave journalists for a conversation about media coverage of the Iraq War and the country’s reconstruction – as well as the impact the story has had on their own lives.

Kamber's book, Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq, will be available for purchase.

Participants

Hannah Allam
National Correspondent and Former Middle East Bureau Chief, McClatchy Newspapers

Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone

Ahmed Fadaam
Assistant Professor of Communications, Elon University
Former News Reporter, TV Editor, and Producer, Al Jazeera English, Baghdad Bureau

Michael Kamber
Author, Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq
Former Photographer and Writer, The New York Times Baghdad Bureau

 

Event Time and Location

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012