Author: Kate Bartlett

2019 WPI Fellow

Journalist, Deutsche Presse Agentur
Johannesburg, South Africa
Bio: Kate Bartlett is a Zimbabwean-born journalist who was reported from Cambodia, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Congo, and Bosnia among other places. She started her career at The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, then went to Agence France Presse as an Asia editor, and is currently Southern and East Africa correspondent for Deutsche Presse Agentur, the German press agency.

Twitter: @bartlettkate

The country is in a crisis. Dysfunctional healthcare system after government fired doctors. Women giving birth in medieval conditions in backyard “clinics”. Hyperinflation looming. Unlit & potholed roads. What does Zimbabwe’s Cabinet do? Announces a long list of new road names.

Jean-Paul Marat was famously assassinated while annotating newspapers in a bathtub, where he was soaking to help his mysterious skin disease. Are his bloodstained newspapers a clue to what afflicted him? @sarahzhang on a new DNA study: https://t.co/1Kkxz7T2Mq


Posts by Kate Bartlett:

No love lost for the “mainstream media”

No love lost for the “mainstream media”

David Taylor is fed up with the mainstream media. The 53-year-old Texan with long blond hair and dressed in cowboy garb lives with his pit bull and shih tzu in an old racquetball court in the town of San Marcos.  He works in “property” and is a huge fan of Donald...
When lies trump truth – the press should call them by their name

When lies trump truth – the press should call them by their name

Legacy U.S. newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post are using unprecedented language in their political copy with words like “lie” and “racist”. “We’d never used the word ‘lie’ before we had Trump,” Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York...