Election Night [Social Media]

I spent election night in front of Trump’s HQ for the night, the Hilton Hotel. I spoke to his supporters and got a sense of why they chose to vote for Trump.

I covered this election night for many French-language outlets, including Radio-Canada/CBC, Radio Caraibes International, Choq-FM and the SciencesPo Journalism School. [I wrote a post about this, with links, in French]

However, I also covered this election night on Twitter [Check out my Storify with all my tweets from that day]…

… and Snapchat [coming soon]

Who are the women voting for Trump? [Uptown Radio]

When it comes to Donald Trump and women, one number is commonly used: an estimated 7 in 10 women nationally view him unfavorably. But on the Republican side, things are a little different, even if they’re not  so open about it.  That’s the story I worked on this week on Uptown Radio.

 

 

 

Amoris Laetitia [Uptown Radio]

Today the pope release a new document on families called the Amoris Laetitia or The Joy of Love  in Latin. In it he explains his views on love, marriage, contraception and divorce. I worked on a day story for Uptown Radio where I looked into the importance of this new document for divorced Catholics.

NJ Transit Strike [Uptown Radio]

I worked on a day story for Uptown Radio covering the looming NJ Transit strike. I asked commuters how they were preparing for the strike, but I also asked people who work in transportation (taxis, uber, independent bus companies) how the strike would affect them.

You can find the full story and script on Uptown Radio’s website.

New Found Democracy in Myanmar Does Not Apply to Rohingya Population

(Originally published in The World Room)

As the world acclaims the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, a minority Muslim group is still the victim of severe human rights violations that cast a shadow on the newfound democracy in Myanmar.

The Rohingyas, who are based in the southwestern Arakan State of Myanmar, have historically been denied citizenship and have been faced with violent attacks from Buddhist, which hit their highest point in 2012. Earlier this year, their right to vote was revoked and they continue to live in inhumane conditions without access to proper food, health care or shelter.

Many Rohingyas acknowledge that the National League for Democracy’s victory is a good step for Myanmar, but it is not a victory for them. They feel as though their own plight is far from being resolved. The violence they face along with the violation of many of their basic human rights have led Rohingyas and many experts and to conclude that the Rohingyas are experiencing a genocide, one that is not recognized by local Burmese officials or by the international community. This has caused the Rohingyas to feel uncertain of their future, regardless of the outcome of these elections.

“I am cautiously optimistic,” said Dr. Wakar Uddin, the director general of Arakan Rohingya Union, an association that claims to represent the approximately 2.6 millions Rohingyas in the world: half of them in Myanmar, and the other half living abroad…Read More

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