Ahmed Abdullah was Dick Gordon's translator and fixer when Dick went to Baghdad in 2003.
Shortly after The Story was created, Ahmed began sending the program audio diaries, which chronicle his life and the lives of ordinary Iraqis he knows.
Ahmed's Diaries were just awarded a gold medal at the New York Festival of Radio Broadcasting, to which 20 countries had submitted entries. The award underlines how powerful Ahmed's stories are.
Today, we present some excerpts from a year's worth of his diaries - and Dick checks in with Ahmed to find out how he is doing.
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