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Margot Kiser

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NAIROBI, Kenya
Independent Foreign Correspondent — Al Jazeera, Freelance, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Vice
Covers:  Political violence, terrorism, geopolitics, human rights, maritime piracy, wildlife conservation mainly in East Africa and Somalia

Foreign correspondent focusing on #AlShabaab #military #conflict #rights RTs not endorsements instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWcKzwilfce/

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Biography

I cover security, human rights, resource conflict and geopolitics in East Africa, including Somalia.
I've lived in East Africa since 1995 and speak Swahili. Loves include travel, photography and blues music. I have a Masters Degree in Philosophy.

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@margotkiser1 — 3,250 followers, 8,393 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

Hmmm I see your point. Does the embargo on heavy caliber weapons apply to US SF and/or PMCs fighting al-Shabaab?

Sep 24, 2017

Putting out a fire with gasoline. Somalia Seeks Easing of Arms Embargo in Effort to Defeat al-Shabab  https://www.voanews.com/amp/somalia-arms-embargo-al-shabab/4041212.html 

Sep 22, 2017

Would removing Kenyan troops help stabilize? Somalia: U.S. Forces Increase Airstrikes Amid Uncertainty Over Future  http://allafrica.com/stories/201709190882.html 

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Trick question to get me to say approx how old I am. But, yes, I used one when I was a kid and have photos to prove it.

How is social media changing news?

Social media allows individuals to disseminate news and information before it has been filtered by governments and mainstream media.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

William Boot from "Scoop" - and Lois Lane, of course.

Awards

Online Journalism Award

2011 - ByLiiner award-winning story
ByLiner award for Pirates in Paradise - Newsweek