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Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning independent journalist and correspondent for Democracy Now!. He is currently based in Baghdad, Iraq. He primarily covers international stories, focusing on the ugly face of US foreign policy. In 1998, he reported from throughout Iraq in the weeks leading up to the heavy US bombing in December of that year. He covered the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia from the ground, reporting from throughout Serbia and Montenegro, including Kosovo. Most recently, he spent more than a month in Iraq (May-June 2002) where he reported on the ongoing suffering there caused by the US-led sanctions and continuous bombing. He also spoke with Iraqis on the threats from the Bush administration to once again launch a massive attack on the country. Scahill has also reported from Nigeria on the involvement of US oil corporations in murder and other human rights violations in the oil rich Niger Delta. Scahill was the youngest person ever to win the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting. He has also been honored by the Overseas Press Club, Project Censored and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his work. Scahill works with the Pacifica Radio Network, as well as the nationally syndicated newsprogram Free Speech Radio News. He is 28 years old.

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Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill, and Juan Gonzalez in the studio at "Democracy Now!"

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