Award-winning journalist with flexible reporting skills and a strong foundation in newswire, broadcast, and multimedia journalism.
Currently an editor with the global news agency AFP, based in Hong Kong.
This photo taken on May 9, 2014 shows US journalist and Kathmandu-based mountaineering expert Elizabeth Hawley during an interview with AFP in KathmanduWhen a deadly avalanche hit Mount Everest last April, reporters made a beeline for 90-year-old Elizabeth Hawley, the woman Edmund Hillary once called "the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world". The ice avalanche struck a group of Nepalese guides early on April 18.
President Obama said today that while the United States is still preparing for the worst in the wake of the swine flu scare, the outbreak could end up falling short of a pandemic and run its course just "like ordinary flus" that pass through the country every winter. "I'm optimistic that we're going to be able to manage this effectively," Obama said. "We don't know for certain that this will end up being more severe than other flus," he said.
Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the movie. The cuts came after the movie ran into trouble in Russia, which slapped an adults-only rating on
"55-yr-old Ikeida leaves home once every three days to buy food, avoids human interaction and has not seen his parents or younger brother for 20 years." Intrepid @AFPTokyo reporter @natfukue takes us into the world of Japan's isolated older 'hikikomori' http://po.st/MqkmxR
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".