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Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration and health. As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online pharmacies.  She has also written about smuggling networks in Punjab, exploitation in in the clinical trial industry in India, and visa abuse by India’s biggest IT companies.
Her recent series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy", published in Huffington Post Highline, won a 2017 National Magazine Award, and awards from the Overseas Press Club and the American Society of News Editors.
She recently completed a two-year writing fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs in Spain and India, where she wrote about border issues and religious conflict in India’s sensitive Northeastern region, the Spanish economic crisis, and Islam in Spain.Twitter: @maliapolitzer

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