Dahr Jamail (born 1968) is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 Iraq invasion. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 to 2005, and presented his stories on his website, entitled Dahr Jamail's MidEast Dispatches. Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service news agency, among other outlets. He has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Jamail is a fourth generation Lebanese American, the son of Gerald Jamail, and grew up in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University and later moved to Alaska. In October 2007, his first book, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, was published by Haymarket Books. Jamail undertook a national speaking tour that month in New York City, where he and journalist Jeremy Scahill discussed the Afghan and Iraq wars.
Jamail's second book, The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan was published by Haymarket Books in 2009.
Jamail is currently a correspondent for Truthout. He is also a contributor to Al Jazeera, continuing to report on the aftereffects of the Iraq war, particularly the plight of refugees.
- The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2009. Haymarket Books.
- Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. 2007. Haymarket Books.
- "Iraqi Hospitals Ailing Under Occupation." June 21, 2005. Report for The BRussels Tribunal.
- "Bechtel's Dry Run: Iraqis suffer water crisis." April 2004. Report for Public Citizen.
- Iraq Dispatches. 2004. Booklet of collected dispatches. NewStandard News.
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