Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, at right, 2011.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, at right, 2011. NPR
Last night NPR Foreign Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, recognizing individuals for an outstanding contribution to public radio.
"International reporters such as Lourdes Garcia-Navarro are dedicated journalists who are often in harm's way as they report from conflict areas, telling the story as it occurs and keeping us informed," said Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of CPB, in the release announcing the award. "Ms. Garcia-Navarro's courage and determination in reporting represents the best of public media journalism and makes her truly deserving of the Edward R. Murrow Award."
In accepting her award, Lourdes recognized the courageous contributions of her overseas colleagues saying, "At its best we try to strip away the distortions and the lies, instead of repeating them."
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, at right, on assignment in Egypt
As one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the uprising began last year, Lourdes has served as a leader in Arab Spring reporting. Often at great personal risk, she spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war with stunning insight, courage and humanity.
Later this week, Lourdes will be talking about her reporting experiences as well as her recent assignments in Israel with WNPR's Where We Live and in an interview with WBUR's Here and Now airing Wednesday, March 28 at 12:40 PM (ET).