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

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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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Who is the world's unhappiest nation? It's #Burundi - says the 2018 @UN World Happiness Report. Closely followed by CAR, South Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen 
“This shows Trump’s disdain". Good @Reuter story on Rex #Tillerson firing in middle of his first - and last - #Africa trip 
World's 5th largest diamond, found in January in #Lesotho, sold for $40m. It's larger than a golf ball! 
#SierraLeone elex commission says it is recounting votes from 154 polling stations, a day after opposition leader Julius Bio is shown in a slim lead 
US secretary of state cuts short his 1st Africa trip to "deal with urgent work" back home, @Reuters reports. On Saturday, Tillerson cancelled engagements in #Kenya due to illness. Today, his stops in #Chad and #Nigeria are shortened. 
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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.


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.