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After the Shooting of Its Reporter

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

After the Shooting of Its Reporter

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'Globe' pressing for the reason

The Boston Globe is demanding that the Israeli Defense Forces explain why Globe reporter Anthony Shadid was shot March 31 near Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah on the West Bank, despite the fact that he was obviously identifiable as a member of the press. "We are asking for an accounting about what happened," Globe Editor Martin Baron told E&P Thursday, hours after returning to Boston from Israel, where he spent several days with Shadid and other Globe staff.

"They [Israel] were in complete control of the area and had been for some time," Baron said. "There is a high probability that he was shot by an Israeli soldier." Baron said the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem also was asked to help. "Once we know what the facts are, we would decide what to make of them," he said.

Shadid, who is normally based in the Globe's Washington bureau, had been in the Middle East for about a week, filling in for Globe Israel Bureau Chief Charles Radin while Radin covered the Arab Summit. …

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