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Tom Rollins

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Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  human rights, protests and activism, labour, egyptian politics, israel-palestine, media, press freedoms

Independent researcher and recovering ex-journalist. Usually tweeting about Syria, Palestinian refugees from Syria and migration.

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Biography

Freelance journalist based in Cairo, writing regularly for Al-Monitor, Mada Masr, NOW English and others.

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@TomWRollins — 5,519 followers, 28,854 tweets

RT @Fakhri_Mansour: In other words: 1) lack of safe and legal routes leaves refugee more vulnerable to smugglers, & 2) the conflict is far…
RT @omeisy: No amount of words can express my gratitude for everyone's support & relentless campaigning to release me. I owe my life to yo…
RT @The_NewArab: Comment: "We must never forget the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men in #Yemen" writes @Afrahnasser  https://trib.al/svYQ6UO 
RT @meronina: BREAKING NEWS 2018: Dutch Government declares Eritrean Ambassador persona non grata and demands he immediately leav… https://t.co/LW9KP3eqQj
RT @jasmineelgamal: This really is quite ridiculous and tone deaf. Come on, guys. If you’re going to make a movie about a country, esp… https://t.co/MXwRKb6g8v
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Waiter/freelancer

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Embarrassingly enough, yes.

How is social media changing news?

It's ultimately more democratic because of social media - there's more debate, accountability and diversity of voices