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Ruchi Kumar

Kabul, Afghanistan
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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Writer. Journalist. Humanist. Based #Afghanistan. Words @ForeignPolicy @Guardian @TheNationalUAE @WashingtonPost @Vice Earlier: Web producer @dna @TimesofIndia

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I am an Indian journalist currently working in Kabul, Afghanistan, focusing on news stories from the Af-Pak region.

After four years as a journalist in India, I moved to Kabul about a year and half ago looking for different stories to tell.

Most recently, I was working with Impassion Afghanistan...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I learned typing on an old-fashioned typewriter in high school

How is social media changing news?

It's empowering citizen journalism. No doubt, verification remains one of its biggest challenges, but it's giving voice to the voiceless

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

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