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Jake Hanrahan

Freelance Reporter and Producer — Freelance
Covers:  crime, extremism, fascism, uprisings, corruption, poverty, terrorism, conflict

Journalist & filmmaker. Focused on irregular warfare. Work: HBO, VICE News, The Guardian. Freelance.

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I'm a journalist based in the UK, focusing generally on crime and conflict.

I work as a reporter for VICE News and have also written for The Guardian, Wired, Rolling Stone Middle East and more.


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@Jake_Hanrahan — 10,485 followers, 478 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

RT @amberinzaman: Just been across Kurdish controlled N #Syria & literally every Kurd I spoke to supports Iraqi Kurdish independence #Kurdi

Sep 25, 2017

RT @SyriacMFS: Early morning in #Raqqa operation: MFS YPG HSNB started moving inside Al Nahdah neighborhood and repelled first IS…

Sep 25, 2017

RT @Nrg8000: #Map. The Ethnoreligious composition of Iraq's Northern Kurdistan region. Map by Aleph Policy Initiative…

Sep 25, 2017

Amid threats from all surrounding neighbours to postpone, today the Kurds of Northern Iraq cast their vote for the #KurdistanReferendum. https://t.co/AMKXZcjRWO

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Just started out freelancing to be honest; trying my luck by pitching stories I'd looked into.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Never for any other purpose than the novelty of using a typewriter in the 21st century.

How is social media changing news?

It's great in terms of getting on-the-ground breaking news much quicker, downside is though that a lot of unreliable sources filter through.