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Salem Solomon

Salem Solomon is an award-winning senior editor with the Voice of America’s Africa Division, covering the latest news from across the continent.

Salem’s multimedia and data-driven projects include Hunger Across Africa, a project that won the Cowan Award for Humanitarian Reporting, Boko Haram: Terror UnmaskedUnrest: Ethiopia at a CrossroadsHow Western DRC’s Ebola Outbreak Was ContainedZimbabwe in Transition and How Long Have Africa’s Presidents Held Office?, which won second place at the 2016 African Media AwardsSalem has also been involved in cross-continental projects, taking an in-depth look at China-Africa and Russia-Africa relations. ​

Previously, she worked with VOA’s News Center. She started working at VOA with the Horn of Africa service while completing her master’s degree in journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she was a teaching assistant. She has reported and edited stories online, and for radio broadcasts and TV in English, Amharic and Tigrigna

Salem’s work has appeared in prominent news outlets including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, the Tampa Bay Times and others. She researches trends in analytics and digital journalism. Her work focused on journalism innovation and fact-checking initiatives has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, on Poynter Online and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, and she has taught advanced reporting at the University of South Florida’s Department of Journalism and Digital Communication.

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