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Josh Rushing

"Josh Rushing is the host of Al Jazeera's Fault Lines - a fortnightly show that digs deeper into what is driving the big news stories of the day.

A 15-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he gained prominence in the major motion picture documentary Control Room, which featured his struggles as the US military's lead spokesperson to the Arab world during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

As a long-form correspondent for Al Jazeera English, Josh Rushing has shot specials and documentaries all over the world - from Iraq to Colombia and Vietnam to North Dakota."

War & Conflict

Releasing Rasool - Journalism is not a crime

Incarceration of local fixers sends a chilling message: Work with Western reporters and you will be one that pays price.

Americas

Witness to homicide

A rare and up close account of the execution of an inmate at the notorious H Unit, home of Oklahoma's death row.

US & Canada

Anatomy of an American Execution

In 2010, Michael Selsor granted his only interview to Josh Rushing. Two years later, Rushing returned to watch him die.

In Depth

Interview with a death row inmate

"I'm not going to beg them to spare my life. I'll try to keep my head up with a little bit of dignity."

FaultLines

An Executioner's Task

Michael Selsor will soon die by homicide. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Oklahoma death row inmate's case - a decision that removed the final legal hurdle still keeping him alive.

Americas

In Search of Meaning: Hitchens, Whitman & War

Is there a metaphorical link between two people, who loved and valued writing as much as anyone on the planet, dying on the same day? Both certainly represented something to the aging romantic in my soul.