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Ben Gilbert

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Ben Gilbert covers Lebanon for GlobalPost. Gilbert has been based in Lebanon since the July and August 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, reporting from Beirut, South Lebanon and Damascus. A print reporter by training but a radio journalist by trade, his work has aired on NPR, the PRI/BBC program "The World," the Canadian Broadcasting Co., BBC and ABC Radio. Gilbert's articles have appeared in US News and World Report and the San Francisco Chronicle. He spent two years for NPR as Baghdad producer, filing for NPR's "Newscast," "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Day to Day." He then spent six months in Iraq as bureau chief for Voice of America and "Marketplace," before moving to Lebanon. Gilbert has reported on regional diplomacy in Qatar, green building in Abu Dhabi, Alcoholics Anonymous in Oman and the ancient art of raising falcons in Dubai. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Boston University and received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

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