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Margot Kiser

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
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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.

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.


Online Journalism Award

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