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Marc Burleigh

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

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Biography

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

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@marcburleigh — 4,411 followers, 16,367 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

RT @steve_hanke: #Venezuela could supply food & medicine, but the country faces a dilemma: to pay the importers or the bondholders... https…

Jul 26, 2017

RT @bennyjohnson: WH Press Sec asked *three* times what will happen to transgender soldiers currently serving. Says she has no idea all three times.

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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.