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Juergen Baetz

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa Bureau Chief — Deutsche Presse-Agentur

@dpa Africa Bureau Chief, Regionalbüroleiter Afrika. Former @AP Brussels & Berlin journo. Tweeting Africa, EU, foreign policy, Iran. tinyurl.com/n5cbxve

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@jbaetz — 2,560 followers, 10,312 tweets

Oct 20, 2017

"Ein Angriff gegen den Islam und die Menschheit" -Tausende Somalier beten am Anschlagsort in Mogadischu - @dpa via  http://www.n-tv.de/20094604 

Oct 20, 2017

"Les cimétières sont pleins des gens irremplacables" - lovely bon mot in my inbox to get me into weekend mode. Aptly Clemenceau said that.

Oct 20, 2017

RT @eu_echo: EU releases initial emergency aid following #SomaliaAttack to help respond to critical medical needs in #Mogadishu:  http://bit.ly/2yVJtHw 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

In my first internship for a French local newspaper I wrote about a flower that re-flourished in September. Yes.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, typing letters for my great-aunt on it. Being used to computers, it drove me nuts and revealed how bad I actually am at typo-less-typing

How is social media changing news?

Especially Twitter is a game changer. Has yet again increased the speed of news. Great tip-off service.