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Piero Castellano

Ankara, Turkey
Freelance Photojournalist and Writer — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Vice, Al-Monitor
Covers:  Human and Civil Rights, minorities, refugees, displaced people, gentrification, urban refugees, discrimination, cultural heritage, environment, travel, food and wine, Middle East, Italy, Turkey,
Doesn't Cover: Corporate and Economic news, Glamour or Celebrity news, Sport, unless they are current or breaking news.

I'm an Italian photojournalist and I live in Ankara, Turkey. I work on street photography, cultural heritage, rights and struggle for them. RT not endorsement.

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Biography

I am an independent journalist and photojournalist based in Turkey.
I specialize in street photography, new media activism, civil rights and struggle for them. I look for human stories on wider political, social, or economic backgrounds.
I work as a freelance photographer since 2002. After I sett...

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@PieroCastellano — 8,296 followers, 85,055 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

RT @aravosis: Oh my God. NPR is explaining to GOP Sen Bill Cassidy how his own Obamacare repeal bill actually works.  https://twitter.com/NPR/status/910541390744096768 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @BruceBartlett: I bet not one Trump supporter in a thousand knows that Puerto Ricans are all American citizens.

Sep 20, 2017

RT @Slate: Amazon “frequently bought together” items can be combined to make a bomb:  http://slate.me/2wySsNU  https://t.co/L4hbFIiNU4

Sep 20, 2017

RT @goldengateblond: Coverage for the pre-existing condition of cancer carries a $150,000 surcharge. Coverage no one can afford is not c…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

As a professional it was a story about an outbreak of Leishmaniasis. It was a hit and next I was assigned to cover deaths of asbestos workers

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I'm old enough, but last time it happened in Turkey in 2012: an office required a typed application. I had to go to an antique shop.

How is social media changing news?

News travels faster, can be easier to verify but there's a lot of information pollution: it's crucial to know the context and background.