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Foreign correspondent and news presenter with almost 15 years of experience covering international affairs, politics and business. Based in Brussels since 2011 but always roving around Europe and Asia. Monitoring EU affairs, NATO, austerity policies, humanitarian crisis, radicalisation and extremism, etc. Always an eye on Asia. Contributed live breaking news reporting to BBC World News, Al Jazeera English (on air reporting and field...
Michael Atit is a radio journalist, reporter, and stringer with Voice of America; South Sudan in Focus’ program. He reports on current events and breaking news from Juba the capital of South Sudan and the region. Previously, Michael worked with Voice of Hope radio under Catholic Radio Network to promote peace and reconciliation among different community. He has worked as a journalist on varieties of radio news, feature stories, and programs in...
Amine Birouk is a journalist based in Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Maroc. He covered many sport events. The last one was the football world cup in Qatar 2022. Ready to share with you my passion of sports and also my experiences
Yan Boechat is a journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. A journalist with over 20 years of experience, I'm a collaborator of the main media outlets in Brazil. Throughout my career, I worked as a reporter and editor in Economics, Business, Politics, and National. In recent years I have specialized in covering international issues, with special attention to conflict regions in the Middle East and Africa. Today I work with both newspapers and...
Martin Chulov is the Guardian's Middle East correspondent. Winner of 2015 The Orwell Prize for Journalism and the Foreign Press Association (London) Journalist Of The Year and Feature Writer Of The Year.
Guy has been a broadcast journalist since 1995. Initially based in London, he worked for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, BBC World TV and BBC 6 Music in a variety of roles including presenter, reporter and producer. His work took him on assignment to every continent, but since 2004 he has been a full-time foreign correspondent. Eight years based in Phnom Penh, covering Southeast Asia, were followed by a move to Belgrade in 2012,...
Catherine Field is an award winning journalist whose expertise covers radio, television and print media. Catherine has lived in France since 1999. Prior to that she was based in Hong Kong, where she was China Correspondent for The Observer newspaper. From 1986 until 1993 she was the Berlin correspondent for The Observer. Catherine was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Festival of Radio for her reporting of the lead up to and...
Seydina Mouhamed Ababacar GUEYE is a journalist reporter based in Dakar, Senegal. I work for the french service of Voice Of America as correspondant In Senegal. I also work in local media as Senior reporter, head of sports services and digital coordinator
Thierry Kambundi is a journalist based in Kinshasa, Congo The Democratic Republic, with 11 years experience. Is a chief editor at Top Congo FM, is in charge of sport department for the radio,is the conceptor and presenter of "Parlons en" one of the most popular radio program with live call,political chroniquer ,sportif analyst, he had the opportunity to cover CHAN,JO ,CAN ,... .
Bram Posthumus is an independent journalist based in Bamako, Mali, with a long experience in (Francophone and Lusophone) West Africa. Countries of special expertise include Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cabo Verde, Liberia, Mali and Senegal.
Shantanu Ray is a Wharton-trained, award winning journalist based in New Delhi, India. He primarily works for the Central European News (CEN), which is headquartered in Vienna, but also reports for a few Indian and international news organisations. He specialises in breaking news, investigations, human interest, sports and economic news features. His second book, titled Fixed, is on cricket's illegal cash and has hit the stands recently.
Yevhenii Shynkar is a cameraman, cinematographer and video editor, with neccessary equipment, living in Kyiv, Ukraine. Have been covering the Russian-Ukrainian war since 2015. Experienced working in battle zones, went through HEFAT courses. Among clients are VOA (Voice Of America), SRF (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen), KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)
Waakhe Simon Wudu is a an award winning South Sudanese freelance journalist based currently in Juba, South Sudan and sometimes Nairobi, Kenya. On several occasions he moves out of the capital, Juba to other States across the Country for journalism work. With over ten years of experiences in journalism reporting in South Sudan and across the eastern African region, he specializes on print and radio journalism. He reports on several beats...
David Smith has been Washington correspondent of The Guardian since October 2015, reporting on the presidential election campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other candidates. He has travelled to the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and reports from the White House and State Department in Washington. He was previously Africa correspondent, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he wrote about the 2010 football World Cup,...
Former correspondent for The Washington Post & Haaretz, Samuel Sockol, is an experienced analyst of Israeli and Palestinian affairs with excellent sources in the region.
Hi, I've been working for many years as a journalist, first in California, then Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and now back in Hong Kong. I started out working for newspapers and then switched to wire agency reporting when I worked for Agence France Presse (AFP) as a Beijing-based foreign correspondent from 1999 to 2006. In late 2006, I moved to Taiwan and after freelancing for international, regional and local publications for about a year, I...
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