Reporter bio

Michael Lipin

Michael covers international news for VOA on the web, radio and TV, specializing in the Middle East and East Asia Pacific. He joined VOA in its Hong Kong bureau before relocating to Washington. Michael developed his journalism career in Hong Kong, his hometown, gaining experience at CNN International, Asia Television and the Hong Kong Standard newspaper as a writer, editor, reporter, producer and occasional anchor. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_Lipin or on Google Plus
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Feature Story

FILE - Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy Ship "Grecale" at Pozzallo harbour, Sicily, May 13, 2014.

Reports of Mass Murder on Mediterranean Smuggler’s Boat

Boat sailed from Libya with 750 migrants aboard and arrived in Italy with 569 More