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East Africa correspondent The Christian Science Monitor
Ariel Zirulnick is the East Africa correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and its global intelligence and research service, Monitor Global Outlook. She arrived in the region in September 2014 after two years as Middle East editor with the Monitor and earlier stints as Europe editor and a swing editor. Zirulnick’s reporting from her Nairobi base on the fraying of Christian-Muslim relations in Kenya and on African-led peacekeeping efforts has been supported by the Ford Foundation. She has previously reported from Chad, Ethiopia (with the International Reporting Project), Lebanon, Egypt, and Israel and was a 2011 Fulbright fellow in Berlin. She has previously reported for the Carnegie and Knight Foundations’ News21 project, Jerusalem Post and Atlantic Media. Zirulnick holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also spent a semester at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.