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Alice Fordham
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Alice Fordham

International Correspondent, Beirut, Lebanon

Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

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After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

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Khoshaba Jaber, an Assyrian living in West London, plays a tambura, a traditional instrument known as the "mother of strings," after singing an epic poem he learned in his boyhood village in northern Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

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The fighting in Homs has been largely over since 2014 — government forces and their allies crushed the rebels and negotiated surrenders. Now, the United Nations Development Programme is working to rehabilitate the old city. Here, men work on the old souk. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Ancient Syrian City, Fighting Has Stopped But Rebuilding Is Scarce

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The Water Supply To Damascus Is Disrupted By Syria's Civil War

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Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What's Next?

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Syrian Government Forces Are Close To Crushing Rebellion In Aleppo

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A wall in Tartus is covered in posters commemorating the lives of men who died fighting on Assad's side. Graffiti on the wall says, "Tartus doesn't die." Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In A Pro-Assad Stronghold, Security Comes At A Heavy Price

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ISIS Launches New Offensive In Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

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U.N. Says Hundreds Of Men Missing After Trying To Escape Aleppo

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Syrian Regime Forces Advance Into Rebel-Held Areas Of Aleppo

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In central Damascus, it's clear that President Bashar Assad is firmly in control. People close to the regime and government officials say the mood in the city is "better" as regime forces make gains in rebel-held areas. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point

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Iraqi children follow instructions given by a teacher (center) during an outdoor class at the Hassan Sham camp on Nov. 10. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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ISIS Drove Them From School. Now The Kids Of Mosul Want To Go Back

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In Syria, Pro-Regime Forces Advance On Aleppo's Rebel Territory

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Archaeologist Layla Salih looks around the ancient site of Nimrud, in northern Iraq, outside Mosul. The Islamic State captured the area in 2014 and destroyed many of its archaeological treasures that date back 3,000 years. The extremist group was recently driven out of Nimrud, allowing Salih and others to come back and survey the extensive damage. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Northern Iraq, ISIS Leaves Behind An Archaeological Treasure In Ruins

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