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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 — 1,323 followers, 1,773 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

When you can't decide who's allowed to cut the ribbon - the collector, the architect, the building owner or the mayor. @ZeitzMOCAA opening https://t.co/0Qkoipx0Nb

Sep 22, 2017

Amazing news esp for #Africa: Scientists make antibody that attacks 99% of #HIV strain. Human trials start next year  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41351159 

Sep 22, 2017

Long queues at the opening day of the @ZeitzMOCAA. Everyone wants to see the world's 1st museum for modern African art from the inside. https://t.co/K7LahdQrud

Sep 22, 2017

RT @TimesLIVE: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu arrives at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town to perform a blessing on the new museum.…

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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.