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Seymour Hersh

American investigative journalist

1937   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Chicago
occupation: journalist, writer, historian
award received: George Polk Award, Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, Worth Bingham Prize, Orwell Award, LennonOno Grant for Peace, Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, Sam Adams Award, Preis für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien

Seymour Myron "Sy" Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and political writer. He was a longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine on national security matters and has also written five articles for the London Review of Books since 2013.Hersh first gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. During the 1970s, Hersh covered the Watergate scandal for The New York Times and revealed the clandestine bombing of Cambodia. In 2004, he reported on the U.S. military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and five George Polk Awards. In 2004, he received the George Orwell Award.Hersh has accused the Obama administration of lying about the events surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden and disputed the claim that the Assad regime used chemical weapons on civilians in the Syrian Civil War. Both assertions have stirred controversy.
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    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

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