Peter Gelling on Muck Rack

Peter Gelling

Freelance Writer and Editor — Freelance
Covers:  islam, israel, egypt, bahrain, palestine, saudi arabia, middle east, libya, terrorism, afghanistan, drones, counterterrorism, pakistan, lebanon, syria, islam in america

I'm a writer and editor. Also co-owner of @KakiLimaBoston. I've been called a leftist restraunteur. My life is all news and all shallots all the time.

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Peter Gelling is the editor for the Middle East, Af/Pak and Africa at GlobalPost.

Before joining team in Boston, Gelling was GlobalPost's correspondent in Indonesia, where he also wrote for the New York Times from 2005 to 2010.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The first company to hire me was the Queens Tribune, where I was the associate editor. Freelanced in New York City before that.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Family had one when I was a kid. I liked the sound the keys made. But that was before I could read.

How is social media changing news?

In almost every way possible. But perhaps most importantly, it has given an outlet for alternative, independent voices.