Featured journalist: Charlene Rodrigues
Today's featured journalist is Charlene Rodrigues, reporter and writer for Al Jazeera English, The Independent, Middle East Eye and many other publications. Rodrigues became a journalist because "I don't like taking 'No' for an answer," getting her start at Thompson Reuters covering the equities desk. This week she snared an exclusive Indy interview with the president of the opposition in Yemen (at 130+ shares so far), where reporting has proven an increasingly challenging prospect thanks to militia control and conflicts between governing factions. "I too, like most local journalists was questioned and harassed by Yemen's national security," Rodrigues writes. "But I pursued this interview with the militants leader despite being harassed because, I still thought we have to hear the other side after much has been said in the mainstream Saudi Arabia press." Don't miss more of her excellent body of work here in her Muck Rack portfolio, and keep your eyes peeled for bylines to come!