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Kristin Palitza

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Cape Town, South Africa
Africa Correspondent — Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Africa correspondent for @dpa, the German Press Agency. Based in South Africa. Previously in New York and Berlin.

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Biography

Kristin Palitza is an award-winning independent Africa correspondent. She works as a stringer for TIME, Forbes Africa, IPS, Monocle and dpa. Her work has also been published in the Guardian and various German, Swiss and Austrian newspapers.

Kristin lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, but...

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Nov 24, 2017

"Although it means a small form of closure ... there will never be complete closure because they still miss [Reeva] every day and they still mourn her loss every day," Steenkamp family lawyer #OscarPistorius

Nov 24, 2017

"The Steenkamp family feels that their faith in the justice system was confirmed today. And there has been justice for Reeva. She can now rest in peace," family's lawyer Tania Koen #OscarPistorius

Nov 24, 2017

#OscarPistorius' brother Carl reacts to the ruling that more than doubles the blade runner's sentence to 13.5 years in jail https://t.co/pZwmZnpjCW

Nov 24, 2017

"Through this process ... it must now be clear that we are all equal before the court ... Justice was done" prosecutor Gerrie #Nel on extended sentence for #OscarPistorius #SouthAfrica

Nov 24, 2017

@geoffreyyork Your math is correct, but the official sentence read out by the judge was still 13.5 yrs. I think the way eNCA put it was very confusing

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What does it mean to be a journalist?

Work hard and smart, try to rid yourself your pre-conceptions, always dig as deep as you can and don't take no for an answer.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Anytime, via email, phone, twitter or Skype.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Anything that makes my job quicker + easier, but nothing just for gadget's sake: iphone, laptop, voice recorder, SLR and Skype are essential.

Awards

International Federation of the Red Cross

2009 - Humanitarian Reporting in Africa

Fund for Investigative Journalism

2011 - Investigative Journalism
Fellowship with funding to research a feature story on child labor on Malawi's tobacco farms.