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Roman Goergen

Johannesburg, South Africa
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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German freelance journalist, based in South Africa. Writes about technology, internet & socialmedia, innovation, science, health, Africa, current affairs & more

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In my 25-year career as a journalist and syndication manager I have been living and working in four different countries, Germany, Namibia, South Africa and Canada. Leading newspapers and magazines in Europe, Africa and North America have published my work, both in English and German.

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#Pangolin scales represent 20 per cent of their body weight. 2.8 tonnes of confiscated scales represent about 14 tonnes body weight of brutally murdered pangolins. #Nigeria's Black-bellied pangolins weighs about 2 kilogram. This ONE seizure could represent 7000 killed animals. 
The disrespect that homeowners in #Johannesburg have for pedestrians, often poor people. To avoid the nuisance of work inside the property, he blocks off the sidewalk, forcing people to step into the road at a dangerous corner. Also a school route @CityofJoburgZA @blairgowrieps
Germany needed 55 seconds for the biggest upset in hockey history. But in the end three miracles in a row proved one too many. What a game, what a fight. You can be proud of your silver medal #Pyeongyang2018 #PyengChang2018 #GoldMedalGame #OARGER
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Local reporter in my home town

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Hell yes, I'm not 25

How is social media changing news?

Reliable authentic journalistic sources become more important amidst the fake news of social media and paid-for bloggers