Being a recounting of my journalistic ventures in Iraq

Official Numbers on Iraqi Casualties from U.S. Government?

Is this a first? The latest from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (big pdf) gives a casualty number of almost 100,000 Iraqi civilians to date, which may be the first time a U.S. government body has released this information. You can read the entire report, “Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience” (and order a …

About the Author

Christopher Allbritton is a web blogger and journalist, best known for starting during the 2003 Iraq War. After he raised $15,000 from his readers, he became the Web’s “first fully reader-funded journalist-blogger.”

He returned to Baghdad in May 2004 and contracted with Time magazine as a correspondent for Iraq until March 2006.

He has also worked in Beirut, Lebanon, where he reported on the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict as well as a range of regional issues. After he was selected as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he moved to to Pakistan and was appointed as the Pakistan Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters from 2009-2012. He then traveled for two years, as documented in the blog,, before returning to New York to work for The Daily Beast.

Today, he works in Washington on issues surrounding journalism, human rights, and U.S. politics. He’s available for speaking engagements and consulting.