journalist based in London, starting in the fall as a reporter @nytimes. previously @buzzfeednews @reuters DMs open

London, England
Joined February 2008
I’m super excited to be joining The New York Times as an international investigative reporter, based in London!
The International desk continues to expand our commitment to investigative journalism, welcoming Megha Rajagopalan (@meghara) and Justin Scheck (@ScheckNYTimes) to our international investigations team. Read more: nytco.com/press/the-new-york…
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"Russia Is Transporting Ukrainian Orphans Over the Border, Violating International Law" — excellent reporting by @irenebenedicto on the thousands of children who have gone missing since the start of the war: buzzfeednews.com/article/ire…
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Kraken, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, is under investigation by the US Treasury Department for potentially violating sanctions by allowing accounts in Iran and other countries to buy and sell crypto. Latest w/ @yaffebellany: nytimes.com/2022/07/26/techn…
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feel like the “there’s no good food in london” experience has nothing to do with london and more to do with how easy it is to scam americans on holiday
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"Australian activist @DrewPavlou has been arrested in the UK over a false “bomb threat” delivered to the Chinese embassy in London, that he claims came from a fake email address designed to frame him."theguardian.com/australia-ne…
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SKY NEWS REPORTER, CITING MILITARY SOURCE: UK ROYAL AIR FORCE HAS HALTED FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF ITS LARGEST AIR BASE IN THE UK BECAUSE THE “RUNWAY HAS MELTED” IN THE HOT WEATHER
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The Indiana State Fair is just a few weeks away and here's one of the food items you'll be able to try. What do you think of the Pickle Pizza (Offered by Swains Concessions) It's homemade dough w/ a dill ranch sauce topped with mozzarella cheese, dill seasoning and dill pickles.
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Some great hiring by Bloomberg!
Thrilled to be joining the investigations team at Bloomberg News, along with several of my talented former BuzzFeed News colleagues @alexcampbell @JasonLeopold and @a_cormier_! talkingbiznews.com/business-…
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Karl Ove Knausgaard: I remember 40 years ago when I was 8 and the kitchen smelled of sausages and cigarettes—the kind with a yellow box—and Dad spoke of botany until the rain started at 6:17, and Søren wore a red, speckled turtleneck Me: I’m 90% sure I went to camp once
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I'm excited to announce that I'm joining the investigations team at Bloomberg News! Today is my first day. I am going to be following the money and building a powerful #FOIA operation here to pry loose records from across federal and state govts on a wide range of topics.
After 5.5 years, a bunch of investigative projects, 2 of which were Pulitzer finalists, and successfully prying loose tens of thousands of docs via #FOIA from govt agencies, I'm taking a buyout and leaving @BuzzFeedNews. Tomorrow is my last day. It was a hell of a run.
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Have been so excited for this!! @alisonkilling’s TED Talk where she talks about how we’ve reported on Xinjiang without access to the region is out.
New: how we used open source and visual investigation techniques to find the network of camps in Xinjiang and how these methods can expand the toolkit for investigative journalism @TEDTalks ted.com/talks/alison_killing…
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I lived in Kashgar more than 40 years, yes I worked several places in China, but my heart always beating in fear, hanging on the air, where ever I go, I would not feel safe, however I felt secure, I feel in perfect protection in those narrow streets in Kashgar.
By @meghara, @alisonkilling and the team: “The government removed minarets and painted over Arabic calligraphy. Now the government is using the mosques that remain as part of another campaign: to draw tourists to Xinjiang.” buzzfeednews.com/article/ali…
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I'm still busy planning my next adventure, but if in the meantime you need an architect to help reconstruct a bombing in 3d, do a video and spatial analysis to reconstruct an event, do some osint, or just dig into a big pile of data, hmu
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Also special shout out to the incredible @brknyc who has done the most masterful job with every story we’ve put together
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