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djsiegel.com is an independent source of international news and feature coverage. A professional freelance journalist, D.J. has reported on issues across the U.S., Europe and Africa. Her work has appeared in such media outlets as:

Time Magazine, AFP, Fox News, SmartMoney, Romenesko, Market Watch, Editor & Publisher, Nasdaq.com and Digg.com, as well as metropolitan newspapers in Seattle, Chicago and St. Louis.

D.J. is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Spotlight Article

Coffee Company Combats Poverty

A Rwandan genocide survivor is bringing his country's most marketable crop to the forefront of the coffee industry. Hear how his business lets American consumers help those in need overseas.

In Pictures



American Tycoon Appointed Rwandan Politico


A Chicago-based millionaire stock trader will step in as CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, a position accountable only to national President Paul Kagame. Rwandans react to the unconventional choice.


A Bite-Sized Media Future

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A devastating report accuses U.N. peacekeepers as well as aid workers of engaging in the sexual abuse of children in disaster areas and war zones.

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In Search of a Test-Tube Hamburger


PETA is offering $1 million to the first person who can bring in vitro meat to the market. But scientists say, don't hold your breath.

Read more on Time.com...

Piracy Sparks High-Tech Defenses


As the frequency of piracy on the high seas grows, many ship owners aren't willing to wait for the navy to help them out.

Read more on Time.com...