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Bangkok, Thailand
Asia-Pacific Regional Photo Editor — Associated Press
Covers:  white house, politics, breaking news, capitol hill, financial summits, international diplomacy, presidential campaigns, international news

White House, politics, general news. Washington DC via Jakarta, Bangkok, NYC. Musician, Dad.

Charles Dharapak's Biography

Charles Dharapak was born in New York City and received degrees in print journalism and economics at New York University. He joined the Associated Press in 1995 as a staff photographer based in Southeast Asia. While in Bangkok he covered the Cambodian civil war and the pro-democracy movement in Burma. He later became AP’s chief photographer and photo editor in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he covered the unrest in the ...

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Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was freelancing for a neighborhood newspaper in TriBeCa, New York. I got paid $25 for a photograph of a veterinarian.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! Typing class was compulsory in 7th grade. Thank you New York City Public Schools system!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

The photojournalist as played by Dennis Hopper in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.

The Elizabeth Warren Die-Hards Who Just Won't Let Go of a 2016 Dream

theatlantic.com — Forgive the skepticism, but how can that be? Warren hasn't budged in her longstanding disavowals of interest, no matter how deeply they are parsed for the possibility of a hedge.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, Former I.O.C. President, Dies at 89

nytimes.com — Juan Antonio Samaranch, a dominant figure in the modern Olympic movement who over 21 years guided the Games from a period of boycotts and near bankruptcy to an era of unprecedented success and damaging scandal, died on Wednesday in his home city, Barcelona, Spain. He was 89.

U.S. doubts over Netanyahu may spur ‘other steps’ to peace agreement

thestar.com — JERUSALEM-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu is prime minister, the question arises "what other steps can be taken to continue in the right direction of attaining two states for two peoples."

Rev. Willie Barrow, front-line civil rights fighter, dies - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her lung and died early Thursday, said fellow activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger. "She's one of those icons in the movement we've been able to hold onto for a long time, to learn from, to be loved by, to be challenged by," Pfleger said.

Former Guantanamo detainee working as Islamic State recruiter killed by U.S. drone strike

thestar.com — WASHINGTON - During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan.

5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

cjonline.com — By Nedra PicklerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out.

Obama to propose tax increase on wealthiest Americans

thestar.com — WASHINGTON-U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

Is Elizabeth Warren running for president? Don't believe her denials.

theatlantic.com — Elizabeth Warren today told Fortune magazine that she won't run for president. If Warren stands by that decision, she'll do a tremendous disservice to her principles and her party. Warren is the only person standing between the Democrats and an uncontested Hillary Clinton nomination. She has already made clear what she thinks of the Clintons.

House Ethics Committee clears Petri on conflict issue

jsonline.com — Washington, D.C. - On the eve of his retirement from Congress, the House Ethics Committee has closed its inquiry into Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri of Fond du Lac, finding that Petri's conduct in a potential conflict-of-interest case did not merit sanction.

BP job cuts: Energy giant scales back amid low oil prices

csmonitor.com — BP job cuts come as the company looks to pare down its business operations amid plunging oil prices. BP said it will invest in gas projects, which are typically less exposed to oil prices. Oil giant BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year.
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Apr 15, 2015

Images of Grief: SKorean relatives weep, toss flowers to mark anniversary of ferry disaster apne.ws/1OdBzW8

Apr 14, 2015

Visiting empty school desk of Skorea ferry victim helps mom cope. by @YKLeeAP bit.ly/1FECSJ8 via @AP

Apr 03, 2015

Incredible work. @AP investigation leads to hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe bigstory.ap.org/article/5bf320…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @AP: AP chief Gary Pruitt says killing, kidnapping of journalists should be war crimes under international law: apne.ws/1xrJsER

Mar 24, 2015

.@AP investigation: Men forced into slavery to catch seafood, some may end up on your table apne.ws/1xwMOHa pic.twitter.com/s8fM80Txpo



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