Mudhafar al-Husseini

Mudhafar al-Husseini was a reporter, fixer, and translator for The New York Times in Baghdad for two years. He is author of the CPJ Blog series, “Finding Refuge.”

An Iraqi journalist in America: Applications, airports, arrival

I’m finally in America. I lived all of my 23 years in Baghdad, never even traveling outside Iraq, but now I am in Tucson, Arizona, to begin a new life. I’m still trying to understand my feelings–missing the streets of Baghdad and the comfort of my family, but enjoying the sense that I can go about…

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