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Editor-in-Chief: Henrik Cullen

Americas Editor: Phillip Yuen

Contributors:

  • Abukar Arman

    Abukar Arman

    Abukar is a DiploAct (a fusion of diplomacy and activism), a former diplomat and a recovering political analyst. You can email him on abukar_arman [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  • Alain Wandimoyi

    Alain Wandimoyi

    Alain is an award winning photographer and blogger. He took up photojournalism in 1999, working for local newspapers in DR Congo and has since exhibited his photos around the world. He is also the founder of a photography group in Goma.

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  • Albeiro Rodas

    Albeiro Rodas

    Albeiro did journalism and social communication at the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin, Colombia. Currently doing a Master in Digital Communication in the same institute. He studied theology and archaeology in Ratisbonne Salesian Institute of Jerusalem. He is based in Cambodia since 1999, where he is a teacher of journalism in the Don Bosco schools. Since 2006 has followed the problem of human traffic, education, poverty and rural development.

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  • Benjamin Young

    Benjamin Young

    Benjamin Young recently completed a Masters in International Relations at Cambridge University. He writes on the Middle East, international organisations and humanitarian intervention.

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  • Berry Burnett

    Berry Burnett

    Berry has recently completed her second masters at Brunel University, London. She currently works as a Documentation Assistant for a small local museum, but her long-term homes are to progress towards a career in Westminster.

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  • Carmen Aguilar García

    Carmen Aguilar García

    Carmen Aguilar García is a young Spanish journalist. She graduated in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at Carlos III University of Madrid. She has been working for several years in news agencies and news programmes in television and radio. She collaborates with a Spanish website and has also written and directed a documentary.

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  • Carolina González

    Carolina González

    Carolina González is a Spanish journalist graduated at Complutense University of Madrid. She has been working for several years in news agency, press, television and social media.

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  • Christopher McMahon

    Christopher McMahon

    Christopher McMahon. Currently studying for an MA in International Relations & Security at the University of Liverpool after graduating with a BA Hons in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester. Former head of layout and writer for The Manchester Historian. Work focuses on foreign policy, cyber warfare, and globalisation.

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  • Claire Farrell

    Claire Farrell

    Claire Farrell is a trained journalist with experience of editing a quarterly industry journal and has previously worked on the editorial teams for the official publications of the Commonwealth Secretariat. She is currently undertaking postgraduate study in modern and contemporary literature, culture and thought at the University of Sussex.

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  • David Palacios

    David Palacios

    David Palacios Rubio is a journalist based in Barcelona. He is currently working for the website of La Vanguardia newspaper, a major daily in Spain, where he was the Olympics correspondent. He also worked as a reporter in a national radio station and as an editor in chief in a regional newspaper. He is interested in international and political affairs.

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  • Dersim Yabasun

    Dersim Yabasun

    Dersim Yabasun is a researcher on EU asylum law and human rights law affiliated to Maastricht University, (The Netherlands). He has completed the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice (Italy) and Strasbourg (France).

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  • Francis Aumonier

    Francis Aumonier

    Francis is a graduate of King's College London where he studied his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the War Studies department. In his free time he writes articles in his interest areas of international relations and development economics He is available for contact on francis.aumonier -at- gmail.com

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  • Gaïus Kowene

    Gaïus Kowene

    Gaius Vagheni Kowene is a young freelance Journalist, a Congolese Filmmaker and blogger. He volunteers in media and communication Department at the cultural center Yolé!Africa, in Goma, DR Congo. He is also the correspondent of Radio Netherlands Worldwide in that part of the country and work with many local and international news agency.

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  • Giacomo Tognini

    Giacomo Tognini

    Giacomo Tognini is a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science and Economics. He is Italian, was born in London, and has lived abroad his entire life, living in 4 countries and visiting another 28. He plans to enter the journalism industry after graduation.

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  • Greg Bianchi

    Greg is a postgraduate journalism student based in London. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an undergraduate degree in History and Politics, and this period saw my first studies into the far-right in Europe with an analysis of the development of the NPD in Germany. He was also News Editor at 'The Journal' student newspaper in Edinburgh and co-founder of the recent pan-European student journalism website www.pandeia.eu

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  • Harry Sanders

    Harry Sanders

    Harry Sanders is a graduate from the University of Leeds with an MA in Global Development and the International Political Economy after completing a BA (hons) in Economics at Nottingham Trent University. He holds a particular interest in post-conflict states and human rights and currently interns for the charity, African Prisons Project.

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  • Harry Webb

    Harry Webb graduated from Leeds University with an undergraduate degree in History in 2012. He is interested in the domestic situation within Cambodia and Burma, as well as the wider implications of US foreign policy in Asia. He lives in London, and has experience of working for a variety of different international non-for-profit organisations.

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  • Ifeanyichukwu Ibeabuchi

    Ifeanyichukwu Ibeabuchi

    Ifeanyichukwu Benard Ibeabuchi, also known as Redkad is a Nigerian writer, conscious lyricist and a hip-hop artist. A Graduate of the University of Port Harcourt where he studied Electrical Engineering, Redkad's love for conscious music and journalism began when he joined the press club at school.

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  • Ines Bresler

    Ines Bresler

    Ines Bresler is a young journalist based in Germany. She has a degree in Roman languages and European studies. Ines works in a press office and writes for several intenational media. Spending some time in France, she discovered her interest in European-African relations.

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  • Isaac Otomewo

    Isaac Otomewo

    Isaac was born in 1973 in Delta state, Nigeria. He studied History at university and completed a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies,at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also took part in an internship programme with Global World and Save the World in London from 2005-2006.

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  • Jacob Kushner

    Jacob Kushner

    Jacob Kushner is a freelance journalist who has reported from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the United States. He is currently based in New York, where he is pursuing a Master's degree in political journalism from Columbia University. Contact him at: jfkushner "at" gmail "dot" com

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  • James Jacobs

    James Jacobs has recently finished working as Communications and Social Media Assistant at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service. He has written blog articles for various websites and has a passion for current affairs and global development issues, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. He cites George Orwell and the BBC Correspondent Lyse Doucet as his inspiration in journalism.

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  • Jamie Hitchen

    Jamie Hitchen

    Jamie graduated with a Masters in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2011. He has since held short term roles at Electoral Reform International Services, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Human Rights Centre Uganda and Development Education. He currently lives and works in Kampala, Uganda and is interested in issues of elections, governance and peace-building in the region.

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  • Jamie Kerr

    Jamie Kerr

    Jamie is a specialist immigration and human rights lawyer based in Scotland. He has extensive experience working in business immigration as well as with refugee and diaspora communities. He has an interest in international migration policy as well the politics of the world’s conflict zones.

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  • Jamie Pinnock

    Raised in Manchester, England, Jamie recently graduated from Durham University with an MA in History. He has a keen interest in travelling and writing and in exploring and understanding the world's different cultures and their interactions.

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  • Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

    Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

    Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory is a Chicago-based freelance multimedia journalist. A Master’s candidate at the Medill School of Journalism specializing in health, science and national security reporting, she currently works as a global-health and human-rights blogger at Northwestern University’s Global Health Portal.

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  • Jesper Carlsen Cullen

    Jesper Carlsen Cullen

    Jesper Carlsen Cullen is a freelance journalist and photographer. He is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • Jessica S. Säll

    Jessica S. Säll

    Jessica S. Säll is a freelance journalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has covered South Africa societal problems such as poverty, social disparities and inequality. As well as in the United States covering domestic politics, international relations and the presidential election 2008. You can contact her at jessica.s.sall *at* icloud.com

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  • Joe Worthington

    Joe Worthington

    Joe Worthington is a successful political writer, editor, and analyst having worked with the likes of the European Union and numerous Diplomats. Joe is one of only 200 worldwide student members of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and an aspiring Diplomat.

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  • Joseph Hammond

    Joseph Hammond

    Joseph Hammond is a former Cairo correspondent for Radio Free Europe and an energy market analyst. His career has ranged widely from boxing writer to the United Nations Refugee Works Association in Jordan. Joseph is also an alumnus of the Atlantic Council's Young Atlanticist program.

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  • Joseph O'Connor

    Joseph O'Connor

    Joseph O' Connor has been working for a news agency based in Dublin for several years. He holds an MA in International Relations at Dublin City University, where he specialised in African Politics and the Development & Politics of the European Union.

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  • Joshua Cova

    Joshua Cova

    Joshua Cova is an undergraduate history student at King’s College London. His particular interests lie in the European Union and the conflict and wars which are going on in today’s world. He wishes to pursue his academic career by studying International Relations, envisaging a future at the Foreign Office.

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  • Jyoti Mansukhani

    Jyoti Mansukhani

    Jyoti Mansukhani is a freelance journalist residing in the U.A.E.; a recent post graduate of M.A in International Journalism from University of Central Lancashire. She’s worked with local media firms in Dubai, and Current affairs, international relations and development journalism are her forte.

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  • Kyle Reaburn

    Kyle Reaburn

    Kyle is a graduate from the University of Guelph where he obtained a BA honours degree in both Political Science and Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Currently working as a freelance journalist, he holds a particular interest in Canadian politics and foreign affairs.

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  • Lenka Rabatinova

    Lenka has graduated with a Master's degree in Global Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, following BA European Studies and German Studies. She has undertaken an internship with a think tank, Open Europe, and also volunteered for a charity, FPWP Hibiscus.

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  • Leo Maxwell

    Leo Maxwell

    Leo is currently studying for an MSc in American Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He previously gained a 2:1 (Hons) degree in International Relations and Politics from Keele University. He is primarily interested in American political affairs but also writes on international and domestic British issues.

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  • Luke Chambers

    Luke Chambers

    Luke Chambers is a foreign and security policy analyst based in Glasgow. He graduated from Oxford in 2011 before joining the Royal Navy, where is currently a Lieutenant. His main interests are in liberal interventionism, democratisation, and human rights.

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  • Mahlatse Mpobane

    Mahlatse Mpobane

    Mahlatse is a journalism graduate that is passionate about news and current affairs. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Technology in journalism at Tshwane University of Technology and also working as a Production Assistant for eNCA.

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  • Michel Scholer

    Michel Scholer

    I am currently a second-year undergraduate studying Politics with International Studies at the University of Exeter. Originally from Luxembourg, I have decided to study in the United Kingdom to pursue my career goal in international politics. Besides my lively interest in politics, writing has been my passion for the past years.

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  • Mohamed Amine Belarbi

    Mohamed Amine Belarbi

    Mohamed Amine Belarbi, a student at New York University Abu Dhabi, is a dedicated blogger with a strong passion for international affairs. His work goes beyond writing, as his activity in various organizations includes the founding of a youth-led network of think tanks across the MENA region and a foundation to support young social entrepreneurs.

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  • Nadia Huq

    Nadia Huq

    Nadia is a politics graduate from SOAS and a contributor to political and economic blogs. With experience across the UK public and not-for-profit spheres, including writing a report to the United Nations, she now combines her keen creative eye with a passion for writing, working with some of the biggest charities in the UK on their communication and marketing strategies. You can contact her on nadia.huq86 [at] gmail.com

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  • Nicole Park

    Nicole Park

    Nicole is a recent graduate of English Literature and Government and International Relations at University of Sydney. She is looking forward to doing Honours and a postgraduate degree afterwards in English Literature.

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  • Paul Frimpong

    Paul Frimpong

    Paul Frimpong is an Associate Chartered Economic Policy Analyst from (ACCE-Global) in Ghana. He writes on International Macroeconomic and Global Affairs with special interest in African Economic Affairs. Undergraduate student of the University of Ghana, Department of Information Studies with a strong background not limited to economics, finance, trade, investments and global affairs.

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  • Phillip Yuen (Americas Editor)

    Phillip Yuen (Americas Editor)

    Phillip Yuen is an undergraduate student studying Political Science at Binghamton University. He is interested in Middle Eastern foreign policy, as well as US domestic policy and politics. He currently lives in New York City but hopes one day to be an on-the-ground foreign correspondent covering news around the world.

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  • Portia Onwuyalim

    Portia Onwuyalim

    Portia Onwuyalim is a graduate of Delta State University, where she studied English and Literary Studies. She worked for TELL Magazine in Nigeria, writing over 30 pieces. She now writes business stories and works as a freelancer and blogger. Portia is looking forward to doing her postgraduate broadcasting degree.

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  • Ricardo Miguel Vieira

    Ricardo Miguel Vieira

    Ricardo is a Journalism graduate from Portugal but currently based in the United Kingdom. He is giving the first steps as a freelance journalist and international affairs is his passion.

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  • Rosanna Rafel

    Rosanna Rafel

    Rosanna has just completed a Masters degree from SOAS (where her focus was on the Middle East), and is currently the Communications Assistant at the Henry Jackson Society and the Editor for Israel for the Asfar Journal. She is interested in human rights, Islamic law and foreign policy in particular with regard to the Middle East and North Korea.

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  • Royce Kurmelovs

    Royce Kurmelovs

    Royce Kurmelovs is a freelance writer from Adelaide, Australia. He is in the final year of a Law and Journalism degree at the University of South Australia. Royce has interned with Lonely Planet and his work has been published by OurWorldToday.com.au and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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  • Said Mohamud Isse

    Said Mohamud Isse

    Said Mohamud Isse is a blogger and freelance journalist; he is currently studying Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, where he is pursuing a diploma in Mass communication

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  • Sam Becker

    Sam Becker

    Sam Becker is a writer and journalist based in Seattle, Washington. He earned his degree in Broadcast News from Washington State University in 2009, and has worked as in radio, video production, social media, and now is focusing his efforts on journalism. His interests include politics, technology, travel, history, and economics.

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  • Scott Hartley

    Scott Hartley

    Scott graduated with an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), focusing on the history, politics and economics of the Middle East, and also holds a BA (Hons) in War Studies from King’s College London. He currently interns for an intelligence and risk mitigation company in London.

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  • Shehab Khan

    Shehab Khan

    Shehab Khan will be studying PPE at the University of Warwick. He spent a portion of his gap year working for Ernst and Young, however has a keen interest in UK politics, and he has done a lot of campaigning at a grass root level. He worked on the Ed Miliband for the Labour leadership campaign, has canvassed with MPs and worked for pressure and campaign groups.

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  • Simon Copeland

    Simon Copeland

    International Security Studies MA graduate from the University of Leicester who had previously completed an undergraduate study in law. Currently interning, in a research capacity, at a conflict resolution organisation. Work focuses on security in Africa, the Middle East and international law.

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  • Simon Williams-Im

    Simon Williams-Im

    Simon currently works as an English conversation teacher and is studying towards a PhD in Lifelong Education. He has also worked as a journalist in Europe, America and Israel. He has spent time working at the European Commission and Parliament. Simon is interested in international affairs, human rights and LGBT rights.

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  • Sophie Nash

    Sophie Nash

    Sophie is 16 years old and currently studying at sixth form. She is an active member of the UK Labour Party and hopes to study History at university.

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  • Stephen Berriman

    Stephen Berriman

    Stephen Berriman is a student in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. He is particularly interested in European politics, global ethics and the study of ‘indigenous’ societies.

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  • Sunil Patel

    Sunil Patel is a freelance Journalist based in London. He covered the conflict in Syria in 2012, and was published on VICE. Sunil also worked in London Metropolitan Police as a Police Community for four years and then went on to do activist work in Palestine and the Syrian Refugee camps in Kurdistan.

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  • Thomas Bignal

    Thomas Bignal

    Thomas Bignal is a professional in EU and International Affairs based in Brussels. He has a BA in Politics and International Relations and an LLM in International Law with International Relations. A firm believer in the European project, Thomas has worked for a variety of organisations in Brussels, which has enabled him to have a good understanding of how the EU works both on paper and in reality.

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  • Tom Hart

    Tom Hart is a freelance journalist based in London.

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  • Tomas Brogan

    Tomas Brogan has previously studied Philosophy and worked in international analysis. He speaks English, Spanish and French, and is currently working in the European tourist industry. His interests include the changing significance of European freedom of movement for workers and European expansion and integration.

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  • Tony J Spence

    Tony J Spence

    Tony is a graduate of International Relations and Philosophy from Nottingham Trent University. He holds a particular interest in social and cultural development issues, and has worked across the sustainable development and humanitarian sectors.

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  • Txell Parera

    Txell Parera

    Txell Parera is a Catalan journalist. She graduated in Journalism at Autonomous University of Barcelona and later studied a Peace Culture and Conflict Management at the same university. She has been working for Barça TV and she has also collaborated with Belgium radio. She is interested in African and Middle East cultures, as well as in social and armed conflicts and in International Relations.

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  • Usman Butt

    Usman Butt

    Usman read Arabic and International Relations at the University of Westminster, before pursuing an MA from the University of Exeter’s Department of Arab and Islamic studies. His interests include Politics, International Relations and history. He also enjoys travelling and has lived and worked in Syria.

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  • Valerio Alfonso Bruno

    Valerio Alfonso Bruno

    Valerio A. Bruno is currently a PhD student of Political Science at the Catholic University of Milan. He has a BA and MA in Philosophy and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. He was an intern at the Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce in Tel Aviv in 2011 and is now a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels. He is mainly interested in International Trade Relations.

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  • Vicente Carbona

    Vicente Carbona

    Vicente Carbona is a bilingual journalist and writer, currently based in Valencia, Spain. He has a BA in Political Science/International Relations, and a MS in Journalism from Boston University. His interests include political, economic and cultural issues in Southern Europe and the USA. He is also the author of Línea Roja, a thriller set in Valencia and North Africa.

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  • Wallace Mawire

    Wallace Mawire

    Wallace is a freelance journalist/photojournalist currently based and mostly operating in Zimbabwe. He has more than 10 years of experience in the journalism profession, and has won two photojournalism awards. He also has a keen interest in using photography as a means of communicating.

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  • Winnie Yeung

    Winnie Yeung

    Winnie Yeung is a sophomore History and Arabic major in Middlebury College, Vermont, USA. A native from Hong Kong, she is interested in the democratization process in China and its interaction with Hong Kong politics. Her favourite three things are: falafel, Baudelaire and Totoro cartoon.

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  • Zachary Barker

    Zachary Barker

    Zachary Barker is a student studying for an MsC in Development and Security at the University of Bristol. He is the Local Coordinator for Republic Bristol. He is particularly interested in South America, international development, Cuba and UK Foreign Policy.

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