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Kristin Palitza

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Cape Town, South Africa
Africa Correspondent — Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Covers:  african politics, business, travel, humanitarian, war, health policy, economic development, health care

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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@kristinpalitza — 1,224 followers, 1,608 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

RT @qzafrica: Uganda’s Chinese-built high speed railway will cost even more than Kenya’s did  http://qz.com/1036970  via @qzafrica

Jul 27, 2017

RT @jaomahony: How do you solve a problem like The Gambia? Adama Barrow tells @AFP how he brought his nation back from the brink:  http://u.afp.com/4BBJ 

Jul 26, 2017

German army helicopter with 2 German pilots on board crashes near Tabankort, #Gao region, in northern #Mali, says @UN_MINUSMA #Bundeswehr

Jul 26, 2017

RT @ThielsChristian: BREAKING: German Helicopter with 2-person crew serving in U.N. Peacekeeping mission crashes in Norhtern #Mali -U.N. SPOKESMAN @Reuters

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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.