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Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer

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Location: Dili , East Timor
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, French
Journal: http://www.karenpalmerinafrica.blogspot.com
Skype: Karenpalmer karenpalmer
Last login: over 7 years ago
Member since: 17 Mar 2006 02:03


I’m in East Timor, which I hope to use as a base for covering the region.

I recently returned from three years freelancing in Africa, mostly from Ghana.

At the moment I’m working on a book about my time living in a camp for women accused of witchcraft and am putting together a handbook on freelance journalism.

While in Africa, my work appeared in the Washington Times, Newsday, South China Morning Post, Newsweek, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, Ottawa Citizen and Toronto Star. Prior to that, I worked for six years at the Toronto Star, most recently as their health reporter.



Karen Palmer. pp. Oct. 31 Episode, Oct 31 2007. "West Africa's Witches" National Geographic , pp. Oct. 31 Episode. TV 2 , Oct 31 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp. 20-23, May 24 2007. "It's hard to keep nomad kids in school" Toronto Star , pp. pp. 20-23. May 24 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp 20-23, Apr 23 2007. "African teen and pain of fistula" Toronto Star , pp. pp 20-23. Apr 23 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp.20-23, Feb 23 2007. "The little plant that could" Toronto Star , pp. pp.20-23. Feb 23 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp.20-23, Feb 21 2007. "Weed's biofuel potential sparks African land grab" Washington Times , pp. pp.20-23. Feb 21 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp. 20-23, Feb 13 2007. "A bitter side of the cocoa trade" Toronto Star , pp. pp. 20-23. Feb 13 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp. 20-23, Feb 12 2007. "The Cinderella Plant" Newsweek International , pp. pp. 20-23. Feb 12 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. pp. 20-23, Feb 4 2007. "MLB delegation searches for diamonds in Ghana's rough" Newsday , pp. pp. 20-23. Feb 4 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. A1, Jan 27 2007. "Ghana looks to Annan to lead" Washington Times , pp. A1. Jan 27 2007.
Karen Palmer. pp. 20-23, Jan 27 2007. "Ghana urges favourite son to stand for presidency" Sydney Morning Herald , pp. 20-23. Jan 27 2007.


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Western Sahara

Have been asked to do something on the political situation with the Western Sahara. Anyone been there, know much about it? Any idea whether it’s possible to get a visa? Any advice is appreciated. Have been to Morocco and was hassled to within an inch of my sanity. Fearing the same.



30 Aug 2006 13:08 | 1 replies


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