Krista Mahr

Freelance Journalist @kristamahr

Krista Mahr is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she writes for U.S. and U.K.-based publications including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Newsweek. Mahr has a special interest in reporting on public health, migration, natural resource use, politics and economic development. Prior to moving to South Africa, Mahr spent four years working in New Delhi, India, where she covered South Asia as Time’s South Asia bureau chief and as Reuters’ South Asia special correspondent. During those years, she reported extensively throughout Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and India. Mahr has a Masters degree in print and video journalism from University of California Berkeley. She has been granted fellowships by the Overseas Press Club Foundation to report in Greenland and the International Reporting Project to report in South Sudan, and two of her Time cover stories have won awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International Hong Kong's Human Rights Press Press Awards.

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