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Stephanie Nolen (2015)

Stephanie Nolen is a Canadian journalist and writer. She is currently the Latin America bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. From 2008 to 2013, she was the Globe's South Asia Bureau Chief, based in New Delhi. From 2003 to 2008, she was the Globe's Africa bureau chief, and she has reported from more than 60 countries around the world. She is a seven-time National Newspaper Awards winner for her work in Africa and India. She is tied for the most NNA wins in the history of the awards. Nolen is a four-time recipient of the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting. Her book on Africa's AIDS pandemic, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nominated for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award and has been published in 15 countries. She is the co-founder of the Museum of AIDS in Africa. She currently lives in Rio de Janeiro.

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About the Stephanie Nolen Interview

I cover Latin America for The Globe, from a base in Rio de Janeiro, a city that's all the things you've read about (or seen in the cartoon.) It's not all cocktails and bikinis - I write about Brazil's challenges with social inequality and violence. I spent much of the past year working on a project on race and identity in Brazil. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/brazils-colour-bind/article25779474/)

And I cover (ostensibly) an absurdly big territory. I've just come home from a trip to Central America, where my reporting focused on migrant children, and what is pushing parents to send their kids alone on the dangerous trip to try to get into the U.S. -- it was heartbreaking and kind of terrifying to report that story.
(http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/menaced-by-gangs-el-salvadors-children-are-running-for-their-lives/article26151568/)

I've been a foreign correspondent for 20 years - I'm hoping to die in the field, the last of my kind, and end up under glass in the Newseum. My previous correspondent postings include India, with a focus on caste issues and gender, Africa, with a focus on the HIV epidemic, and the Middle East.

I've written books about secret female astronauts, portraits of Shakespeare, and AIDS. I also chair the board of the Museum of AIDS in Africa, of which I am a co-founder.

The AMA is now over. Thanks to everyone for the great questions. Feel free to follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieNolenGlobe?fref=ts

And Twitter: https://twitter.com/snolen/status/638287578010140672

Stephanie Nolen Aug 31, 2015