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Marc Burleigh


AFP journalist - Bureau Chief for Central America. Previously Paris, Tehran, São Paulo, London, Sydney. Tweeting in my name only.

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Writer, video-journalist and photographer, based in Paris for AFP. Veteran foreign correspondent and on-air TV reporter.

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@marcburleigh — 4,478 followers, 17,188 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

I thought the allegations were that #Iran sends weapons to #Yemen and to Hezbollah, not from Hezbollah to Yemen (geographically implausible)

Nov 20, 2017

RT @AFP: #BREAKING Noises detected in search for missing sub, says Argentine navy

Nov 20, 2017

Britain reduced by #Brexit as important agencies set up shop in EU. No sign yet of UK setting up EMA replacement for national medicines approvals.

Nov 20, 2017

RT @WillFitzgibbon: These countries where the 1% have gained the most are also among the most common client nationalities we see in…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Regional TV reporter

How is social media changing news?

It's adding urgency to getting the news 'out there' (but one has to be careful to not get ahead of the facts). And the feedback is valuable.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Certainly to get to the truth. Then to present it so that its importance registers. A mix of psychology, history and entertainment.