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Erin Kilbride

Dublin, Ireland
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Issues: human rights, gender, women's activism, LGBTQ activism, social movements, migrant rights, refugees. Regions: Persian Gulf, Middle East, South East Asia, esp. Bahrain and Bangladesh.

@FrontlineHRD. Writing on human rights & activists at risk @HuffPost @ThinkProgress @MiddleEastEye @The_NewArab @AJEnglish. Former Gulf/Yemen Editor @MuftahOrg

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Biography

Multimedia journalist, researcher, and human rights activist with bylines in [Huffington Post] (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lgbt-activists-in-hiding-a-year-after-dhaka-murders_us_5909bedfe4b05279d4edc12e), Al Jazeera, Voice of America, E-International Relations, Human Rights First, and fo...

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@neo_chlo — 1,230 followers, 3,479 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

"I am a killer. I was paid to kill you." Last December, Nelly Mbangu received (the latest in a series of) violent death threats from an unknown caller. Nelly is an advocate for rural women and children in the #Congo. #UniversalChildrensDay https://t.co/yOGoMsXmDR https://t.co/0YC8ZYKrfS

Nov 20, 2017

@MuftahOrg @IranHRCampaign @Iranian_Workers @womenncri @AWID @WHRDIC @CRINwire On her way back from working with GBV survivors in rural #Nicaragua, child rights advocate Ana Patricia Martínez was detained for more than 3 hours by police. https://t.co/DljYRxNjlq #UniversalChildrensDay https://t.co/QKLHhMggwT

Nov 20, 2017

This is not Atena Daemi's first #UniversalChildrensDay behind bars. The relentless child rights defender and humanitarian has been arrested, imprisoned, beaten, and severely mistreated in #Iran's notorious #Evin prison. https://t.co/T7ADSb4BKT https://t.co/9ZYnLWsPx4

Nov 20, 2017

In February 2017, child rights and women’s rights activist Farzaneh Jalali was arrested in #Kermanshah, northwestern #Iran. https://t.co/wnGTks03M7 https://t.co/ukvcoMp5q2

Nov 20, 2017

Nguyen Dang Vu advocates against child abuse and human rights violations perpetrated by the state in #Vietnam. He was arrested and beaten by police this June after attending several protests. https://t.co/GI7ij7lnNV https://t.co/UvJoMFyr7J

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Covering the women's half of anti-government protests and rallies during the Bahrain revolution.

Who do you wish followed you?

Siti Kasim. #thathairthough

Aside from your own, what's your favorite publication to read?

Gulf Daily News for the craic, Portland Press Herald for the lobster-related traffic incidents.