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Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer

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Profession: journalist/photojournalis
Location: Damascus , Syria
Home base: Damascus, Syria
URL: http://www.shanebauer.net
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Arabic
Organization: freelance
Journal: http://www.shanebauer.net/site.php/blog/
Skype: Shane shane.bauer
Work phone 963988850582
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Last login: almost 6 years ago
Member since: 03 Sep 2006 19:09


Shane Bauer is a freelance journalist and photographer based in the Middle East. A fluent speaker of Arabic, his work has largely focused on the Middle East and North Africa, where he has spent much of the past six years. He is a Middle East correspondent for New America Media and his writing and photography has been published in the US, UK, Middle East, and Canada including outlets such as the L.A. Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Slate.com, The Nation, Aljazeera.net, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, E: The Environmental Magazine, and Black Entertainment Television. He is currently finishing a film about rebels in Darfur entitled “Songs to Enemies and Deserts.” A short version of the project has been distributed by and Wholphin DVD Magazine and was aired on Current TV.

In 2008, Shane received 1st place for independent audio slideshow features in the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest. In 2007, he was a national finalist for photojournalism in the Harry Chapin Media Awards as well as a national finalist for feature photography for the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards. He also received the Lyon Prize in photography that year.



Recent Post

Getting to Baghdad via Kurdistan

Anyone go to Baghdad via Kurdistan lately? I’m having a hell of a time getting an Iraqi visa from Damascus. I know that people used to get to Baghdad by getting their stamp in Kurdistan in the old days, but I haven’t found anyone who has done it in years.

I know that they still give you a ten day visa once you arrive at the border from Turkey or at the Irbil airport, but I’m not sure if the visa will fly all over Iraq.

Anyone know?

16 Dec 2008 17:12 | 4 replies


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