Ukraine-based journalist covering Eastern Europe for @RFERL @pressfreedom. Bylines @mashable @TheTimes @CNNI @TheAtlantic @Guardian millerjchristopher@gmail.com

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Biography

I am an American journalist with 10 years' experience, including more than five as a foreign correspondent. My focus since 2010 has been on global affairs, specifically conflicts, crises and politics. My area of specialization is the post-Soviet space and especially Russia and Ukraine, where I wa...

The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter

The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter

Voices from the Mediterranean: Migrants reveal how they ended up here

Voices from the Mediterranean: Migrants reveal how they ended up here

Ukraine's children of war

Ukraine's children of war

Field of death: Unraveling the mystery of MH17

Field of death: Unraveling the mystery of MH17

Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies

Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies

Jerusalem on edge after deadly attacks and a summer of war

Jerusalem on edge after deadly attacks and a summer of war

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RT @nytimes: Photographer @dougmillsnyt caught Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine midair. He won the freestyle skiing aerials compet… https://t.co/2ZSmZZkega
RT @Mike_Eckel: CIT researchers confirm death of another Russian mercenary, who died Feb. 16 in a Moscow hospital of wounds received in US…
A week ago it was 60 deaths, so more than 10 deaths of Ukrainians caused by falling through thin ice in the past week.  http://www.dsns.gov.ua/ua/Ostanni-novini/73530.html   https://twitter.com/ASLuhn/status/965537236631674881 
A firm with apparently no experience in restoring historic buildings is renovating the Khan's Palace in Bakhchisaray, Crimea. Ukraine's govt and Crimean Tatars are sounding the alarm, saying "the palace is threatened with losing its historic value."  https://www.rferl.org/a/crimea-khan-s-palace-restoration-bakhchisary-shock-tatars-persecution-unesco/29046866.html  @RFERL https://t.co/3HSP4LWfUM
RT @parfitt_tom: Alexei @navalny tells @thetimes why Britain should put Unexplained Wealth Orders to work on corrupt Russians in Lon… https://t.co/xA7b9moRRj
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Staff reporter for the Portland Sentinel.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Call out the bullshit.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Send me an email.

Awards

Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

2014 - International Journalism
The Missouri School of Journalism has awarded its Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism since 1930. Medalists are selected by the faculty of the School on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement, for distinguished service performed in such lines of journalistic endeavor as shall be selected each year for consideration. The annual awards shall not be restricted necessarily to any particular forms of journalistic service, nor will there be, necessarily, any designated number voted annually by the School. The award, or Medal of Honor, in each instance shall consist of a bronze medal, uniform in size, of appropriate design, and suitably inscribed with the recipient’s name. Awards shall be made only to those persons who, upon invitation, are present in person to receive them, or in the case of newspapers, periodicals, radio and television stations or other organizational entities, when such are represented in person by an official representative.