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Istanbul
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  Islam, Literature, Urbanism, Arts, Urban Planning, Urban Sustainability, Media, Film, Civic Tech, Democracy Building, Innovation, Food And Drink, Design, Istanbul

At congested intersection of Turkey, ME and Muslim world; cities; media; culture + more, for Atlantic, Guardian, National, NYT, et al; editor for IFC/World Bank

David Lepeska's Biography

Award-winning journalist and multi-media reporter, have published print, photo, video and radio stories from around the world for outlets as diverse as the NY Times, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Cities, Next American City, Chicago magazine, New York Post, and others.

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Commonwealth Press Words & Images Award

2007 - Top Annual story in CPQ
The Commonwealth Press Union's Words & Images Award went annually to the best reported story in its now-defunct publication, Commonwealth Press Quarterly.

What was your first job as a journalist?

First paid position? Senior reporter for the Kashmir Observer, in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For work? No. For fun/nostalgia? Yep.
Sep 19, 2014

The young (mostly western) women of ISIS, fighting the fight on social media @ellievhall @pritheworld pri.org/stories/2014-0…

Sep 19, 2014

@aaronstein1 Never any doubt about its centrality, right? Question is how helpful Ankara will be.

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Hugh_Pope: #Turkey does the right thing and opens border for 4,000 Syrian Kurdish villagers fleeing ISIS. Live feed here canlitvx.com/haberturk-canl…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @oemoral: Woman from Rojava: "we're without food & water for days in the desert." Turkish journo translates on TV: "we thank Turkey" via…

Sep 19, 2014

"They want to humiliate us on a regular scheduled basis, and they are upping the ante every time:" analyst on #ISIS nytimes.com/2014/09/19/wor…



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