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Foreign Correspondent Los Angeles Times
Robyn Dixon reports from Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Los Angeles Times and has been a foreign correspondent for 22 years, covering Africa since 2003. She has won awards for her coverage, including the Robert F. Kennedy award for international reporting, the Batten Medal, the Daniel Pearl Award for courage and integrity in reporting, and the Sigma Delta Chi award for international reporting. Dixon has worked in daily journalism since 1978, covering a range of beats for several newspapers in her native Australia. In 1993 she went to Moscow as a correspondent, and covered the former USSR and wars in Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She has been with the Los Angeles Times since 1999.
In Africa, she covered the Darfur crisis, Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown, post-election violence in Kenya, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the death of Nelson Mandela, and the Ebola outbreak, among other stories.