Anthony Shadid, a journalist who gave voice to those muffled by the turmoil around them – from Iraqi families enveloped in civil war to young Libyans spurred to take up arms against a dictator – died while doing just that: reporting from Syria in defiance of official attempts to limit media coverage of the bloodshed there. [Link]

Shadid was of Lebanese descent and is a 2-time Pulitzer winner.

Check out this great article about Shadid by CNN’s Chelsea J. Carter. [Link]