Cathy Otten

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Erbil, Iraq

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Cathy Otten

Cathy is a British journalist based in Iraq and the author of a forthcoming book on Sinjar and Iraq’s Yezidis, scheduled for publication in 2017. She is currently covering the battle to retake Mosul from Isis and has been covering the war with Isis for the last two and a half years.

Clients include the Independent, the Telegraph, Newsweek, the BBC, Thomas Reuters Foundation,  Monocle, Christian Science Monitor,  Al Jazeera English,  Sky news, American Scholar magazine, the Daily Beast, USA Today, UNHCR, Roads and Kingdoms,  Deutsche Welle  and others.

She is a regular commentator on TV and radio, talking about Iraq and the war with Isis, and is hostile environment trained.


cathyotten at gmail dot com




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