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Robert Parry

  • Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: June 24
Date of passing: 
January 27, 2018

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Robert Parry was an American investigative journalist.

He was best known for his role in covering the Iran-Contra affair for the Associated Press and Newsweek, including breaking the Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare (CIA manual provided to the Nicaraguan contras) and the CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the U.S. scandal in 1985.

He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence by Harvard's Nieman Foundation in 2015.

Robert Parry was an American investigative journalist.

He was best known for his role in covering the Iran-Contra affair for the Associated Press and Newsweek, including breaking the Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare (CIA manual provided to the Nicaraguan contras) and the CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the U.S. scandal in 1985.

He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence by Harvard's Nieman Foundation in 2015.

In 1995, Parry founded the Consortium for Independent Journalism Inc., as a non-profit, US-based independent news service which publishes the website Consortiumnews.

Parry died January 27, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. He was 68.

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Robert Parry

Robert Parry

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