Peter Maass, The Toppling

January 03, 2011  |  permalink

ProPublica Video About the Toppling

My story about the toppling was helped along by two generous and wonderful non-profit institutions. Most of the research was conducted while I was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. The story was written with support from ProPublica, which produces investigative journalism in the public interest. I also worked with ProPublica on a three-minute video that explains some of the key points of the story. Here it is.

About The Toppling by Peter Maass

On April 9, 2003, American Marines toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein at Firdos Square in Baghdad. Broadcast across the world, the event symbolized what was thought to be an American victory in Iraq. My reconstruction, written with support from ProPublica and the Shorenstein Center, was published in The New Yorker. This section contains documents, photos, videos and links related to the story.

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