Philippa Garson is a freelance journalist and writer living in New York. She covers global development and humanitarian issues for IRIN and also writes about health, drug policy and organised crime. She started out long ago as a trainee reporter at Weekly Mail, where she worked as an investigative and political reporter and then editor of M&G's sister publication, The Teacher. After completing a Fellowship on HIV/AIDS and the Media at Wits Journalism School she moved with her family to New York, a city she loves and hates, depending on the day. She never stops missing home.
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