Barry Bearak

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Barry Bearak is currently the co-bureau chief of the New York Times's Johannesburg bureau with his wife Celia W. Dugger.

"He joined The New York Times as a reporter on its Metropolitan desk in March 1997, became a co-bureau chief of the paper's New Delhi bureau in August 1998.

"In 2002, Mr. Bearak was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for what the Pulitzer committee called his "deeply affecting and illuminating coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan."

"Before coming to The Times, he had been a roving national correspondent for The Los Angeles Times since 1982. From 1976 to 1982, he was a general assignment reporter for The Miami Herald.

"Born on Aug. 31, 1949, in Chicago, Mr. Bearak received a B.A. in political science from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill, in 1971. He received an M.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois in 1974." [1]


Edward S. Herman writes: "There were a great many experts and analysts who were right, but the New York Times ignored them, misrepresented their views, and even smeared them. (See Barry Bearak, 'Scott Ritter's Iraq Complex," Nov. 24th, 2002)." [2]

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  1. Barry Bearak, New York Times, accessed November 15, 2008.
  2. Edward S. Herma, "The New York Times Versus the Civil Society: Protests, Tribunals, Labor, Militarisation and Wars", Fifth-Estate Online, January 2006.