Stephen Farrell is a Metro reporter for the New York Times. After covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, he joined Times’s Baghdad bureau, where he set up and ran the Baghdad Bureau blog from the field.
In 2009, he helped launch and run the Baghdad Bureau’s successor At War blog, reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan. Whilst on assignment reporting on civilian casualties caused by a NATO airstrike, he was kidnapped by Taliban militants.
Farrell was captured again in 2011 by Muammar Gaddafi’s troops whilst reporting from Libya, and was released six days later. Farrell has won a number of awards, and was part of the team reporting on the Arab Spring who in 2011 won the Society for News Design and Malofiej awards for a graphic map of the Egyptian revolution.
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