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77 days with a journalist, Lebanon, and a list of non sequiturs

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Samir Kassir award & election time

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Here is the Samir Kassir award story I was talking about yesterday. Not a whole lot, more fun to cover really. It ran at the top of page 3. Some background:

St George Hotel, Beirut

St George Hotel, Beirut

The bombed out St George hotel that I reference in my story was destroyed by the bomb that killed Rafik Hariri, another anti-Syrian occupation figure.

In other news, I started working on a story about the students who are volunteering to observe the elections. I’m not sure if it will happen, but we will see.

Also, the newspaper is planning to cover the elections. Things are going to be spread pretty thin, theres a lot to cover for a small staff. I think I will be taking photos and doing reporting, I’m not sure in what district yet though.

I had to give my two head shots to the secretary to get my election press pass, but then she needed one more for my Daily Star press pass. Seeing as I didn’t have another I had to give her my American University of Cairo student ID to scan from last summer… when I had a beard. So it looks nothing like me now. I’m just hoping it will give me some pull when I go for my Hezbollah interviews…

Written by stephenddockery

June 3, 2009 at 4:04 pm