A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

May 1st, 2009 • Quill Archives
Who is the Iraqi shoe-thrower?

He was one of the more self-assured Iraqi journalists participating in my November seminar on newer media in Beirut. But after class, the television reporter sought my advice, this time nervously and with far less self-assurance. Muntadhar al-Zeidi told me that ever since being kidnapped the previous year in Baghdad and released unharmed, he had trouble sleeping at night and his nerves were on edge.