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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.

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@margotkiser1 — 3,319 followers, 8,575 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

RT @zanu_pf: We have recalled president Mugabe, he is no longer the president of ZANU PF. May he leave with grace.

Nov 18, 2017

@RepEdRoyce There's little evidence that African big game is 'blood currency' for terror orgs. Whatever they may reap wd be minuscule

Nov 17, 2017

RT @alaminkimathi: Sniper shoots at Raila's car, two people killed, several wounded as police fire live bullets to disperse supporters escorting @RailaOdinga.

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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.


Online Journalism Award

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