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Raymond Baguma, 29, is a staff reporter with New Vision newspaper, the most widely-read English daily in Uganda. The newspaper is co-owned by the State and the Public, and is listed on the country’s stock exchange. Raymond began his journalism career in 2003 as a freelancer. Later, he became correspondent and bureau chief for New Vision based in rural western Uganda. His published articles cover issues ranging from health, politics, gender, education, business, environment, culture and sports. He has a blog: http://www.rbaguma.blogspot.com. He is a member of the Uganda Journalists Association and Uganda Health Communication Alliance, an association of health journalists.

 

Kristin Bender Kristin Bender writes about politics, criminal justice issues, environmental policy, health and a wide variety of quirky and imaginative people for the Oakland Tribune, where she has been on staff for six years. Kristin holds a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and has spent the last 15 years writing for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has written about health, the sex industry, childbearing issues and alternative fuel for Women's eNews since 2004.

 

Aditi Bhaduri Aditi Bhaduri is an independent journalist and researcher based in India who writes for the Indian and international print and electronic media. With a background in international relations, she began her writing career by covering the Middle East. Currently her work focuses on conflict, peace, displacement and gender. Women's issues form an important and integral part of her work and she acts as a gender consultant to various nongovernmental organizations. Aditi is also a member of several civil society initiatives in India. She was till recently on the editorial board of Refugee Watch.

 

Theresa Braine Theresa Braine moved to Mexico from New York in 2001 to pursue her long-held dream of being a foreign correspondent. Today she covers breaking news, health, business, celebrities and travel in addition to women's issues and has written for People magazine, the Associated Press and other media. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

 

Cindy Cooper Cindy Cooper is an independent journalist in New York City. With a background as a lawyer, she writes frequently about justice issues. Her articles have appeared in Ms., the National Law Journal, Marie Claire, New York Law Journal, Glamour, The Nation, In These Times, American Bar Association Journal, Equal Justice Magazine, CorpWatch, TomPaine.com, Perspectives, Mamm, Poz, Canadian Women's Studies, California Lawyer, Talk2Action.com and elsewhere. She is the author of five books, including "Mockery of Justice," and a contributor to several others. She is also an award-winning playwright, with works included in 11 publications and produced at venues across the country.

 

Bijoyeta Das Bijoyeta Das is an independent multimedia journalist. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northeastern University, Boston and an bachelor's degree in history from Delhi University, India.  She is traveling and writing. Currently she is in the Middle East, reporting, making short films and learning Arabic and Turkish. Her work is available at www.bijoyetadas.com

 

Liza Donnelly Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine. When she first began selling to The New Yorker, she was the youngest and one of only three cartoonists who were women. She is an author of three books, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love in 200 Cartoons and Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony with the New Yorker's Cartooning Couple. Donnelly has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, BetterTV and has been profiled in numerous magazines and newspapers. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor. Her website is lizadonnelly.com.

 

Jeff Fleischer Jeff Fleischer A Chicago area native, Jeff Fleischer has worked as an editorial fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco, as a reporter in residence at the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, and as the national politics and op/ed editor for U-Wire. He currently writes for publications including Chicago magazine, Mother Jones, Mental Floss, The New Republic, World Jewish Digest, the Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Wilderness, Crain's Chicago Business and Chicagoland Tails.

 

Sheila Gibbons Sheila Gibbons produces a monthly column on gender and media for Women's eNews. A longtime observer of the interplay of media and social roles, she is also editor of the quarterly news journal Media Report to Women and co-author of the award-winning textbook, Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism. (Strata Publishing). A former university journalism instructor and women's magazine editor, Sheila spent 11 years at Gannett Co., Inc., first as an editor and then as the company's director of public affairs. Today she is a partner in a consulting firm, Communication Research Associates, Inc. She holds a political science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland.

 

Molly M. Ginty Molly M. Ginty is a freelance reporter based in New York City. A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she has written for Ms., Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Ladies' Home Journal, pbs.org and On Earth as well as Women's eNews.

 

Rebecca Harshbarger

Rebecca Harshbarger is a freelancer who writes from Uganda and New York.  She co-founded a news company called AfricaConnections that links African immigrants in the diaspora with independent reporting from their homelands.  You can visit her pilot site, Ugandans Abroad, at www.ugandansabroad.org, which is supported by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's Center for new Business Models and the Ugandan American Association of New York.  Rebecca also writes about East Africa at her blog Uganda Beat, at www.ugandabeat.wordpress.com, and tweets at Rebeccaugust.    She has also reported for the New York Post, Washington Post, New Vision Media Company, and City Limits.  Rebecca has a bachelor's degree in Africana studies from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, a new media school in Times Square.

Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson is a free-lance reporter based in New York City who focuses on women's health, economic trends, and legal issues.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Christian Science Monitor, MS, Self, and 30 other magazines

Eman Mohammed

Eman Mohammed is a Jordanian/Palestinian photojournalist & reporter based in the Gaza strip. She has been covering events in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian-Israel conflict since 2006 by documenting the destruction, hardship and innovation in the Gaza Palestinian community, and the launching of rockets out of Gaza and Israel's violent retaliation through photographs. Mohammed has won many awards including the judges’ Special Prize of Carmignac Gestion award 2009; Local Testimony second prize for Daily-life and Nature & Environment category 2009 and the New Media award –UK for the war coverage in Gaza 2008-2009. Her work has been published in The Gurdian, Washington Post, Mother Jones, Haartez newspaper, Sewar magazine, Aftonbladet, Frames of Reality, Curso Abril among others. 

Aunohita Mojumdar

Aunohita Mojumdar is an Indian journalist who has reported on South Asia for the past twenty years. She is currently living and reporting out of Afghanistan surviving as a full time freelancer. While she has reported from conflict situations in India's Punjab and Kashmir regions, in Nepal and in Afghanistan, Aunohita tries to eschew the criterion of 'war reporting' to go beyond the 'masculinized' reporting on war zones that emasculates reporting from areas of conflict to battlefield operational reporting. Her stories attempt to go beyond the day to day violence to look at people and the transformation of lives.

  Sheryl Nance-Nash is a freelance writer based in Long Beach, New York. She specializes in personal finance, small business and general business. She began her career in legal journalism at the National Law Journal, and moved on to the New York Law Journal and California Law Business before venturing into financial journalism. In the early 1990s she worked as a reporter for Money magazine and later as a staff writer at Your Company magazine (now called FSB). A freelancer for the last several years, her work has appeared in publications such as Black Enterprise, Essence, Crain's New York Business, Newsday and the New York Daily News, among others.

 

  Paromita Pain has been employed with The Hindu Newspaper, Chennai, India since January 2003. She writes for young people on a range of themes, with a special interest in media for young people, health issues, sexuality, human rights and youth in situations of conflict.
Kavitha Ra Kavitha Rao is a freelance writer who has lived and worked in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo. She currently lives in London, and writes on literature, education, women's issues, current affairs, travel and lifestyle. Her features have appeared in the South China Morning Post, Womens eNews, the Daily Telegraph, the Far Eastern Economic Review and Asiaweek, among others.

 

Mikhaela Reid is a freelance political cartoonist whose work has appeared in Ms., the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian (UK), In These Times, The Advocate, Bitch, Feministing and RH Reality Check. In 2004 she was featured as "cartooning's angry young woman" in Attitude 2: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists. In 2006, she was named one of the Girls in Government/Feministing Real Hot 100 and included in the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art's "She Draws Comics: A Century of Women Cartoonists." Reid was elected Vice-President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 2009. http://www.boilingpointcartoon.com

 

Caryl Rivers is an award-winning journalist, novelist and media critic, and is also a professor of journalism at Boston University. A former Washington correspondent, she has covered American life and politics for more than three decades. She is the author of 12 books, which have been selections of the Literary Guild, Book of the Month Club and Doubleday Book Club. She received the "Yankee Quill" award from the Society of Professional Journalists for distinguished achievement, and her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Ms., Saturday Review, Mother Jones, Dissent, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and others. Rivers is also a member of the Women's eNews Board of Directors.

 

Sarah Seltzer is the books correspondent for Women's eNews. A freelance writer based in New York City, she writes regularly about gender and pop culture for RH Reality Check. Her work has also been published in Bitch, The Daily Beast, The LA Times, Alternet, and Publishers Weekly among other places. She formerly taught English in a Bronx public school. Follow her on twitter: @sarahseltzer

 

  Yigal Schleifer is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, where he works as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Jerusalem Report. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Toronto Star, Village Voice, Atlanta Journal Constitution and other publications. A graduate of New York University's master's program in journalism and Near Eastern studies, Yigal has worked throughout the Middle East and the Caucasus, covering a wide range of stories, from politics and security issues to religion and culture.

 

Juliette Terzieff Juliette Terzieff is a freelance journalist currently based in Buffalo, N.Y. After receiving a bachelor's degree in political science from Niagara University, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan before beginning her journalism career. Specializing in crisis zones, Ms. Terzieff has covered events in Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan for clients including Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN International and the London Sunday Times.

 

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