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Lauren Bohn

Fellows 2015
South Africa
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Lauren Bohn is the GroundTruth Project’s inaugural Middle East correspondent based in Istanbul. Previously a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, she is the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted, an initiative dedicated to amplifying female voices in foreign policy. Bohn is also the co-founder of SchoolCycle, a United Nations Foundation campaign in Malawi to provide bikes for adolescent girls to get to school. She was the founding assistant editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs in Egypt, where she was a Fulbright fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee. Bohn was a 2012 Overseas Press Club fellow in Jerusalem with the Associated Press, and a 2013 and 2014 UN Foundation Press fellow. A finalist for a 2012 Livingston Award, she’s reported from Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria, the U.A.E., Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Zambia, Malawi, and Nigeria for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC News, BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, TIME, Newsweek, Foreign Policy and others.

Bohn was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Zambia in 2013.


  • A New Bridge in Johannesburg Reveals How Little South Africa has Changed

    It’s a 15-minute drive from the Ferrari-lined streets of Johannesburg’s Sandton suburb to Alexandra, one of South Africa’s poorest townships. But for 56-year-old cleaner Mooko Dikotla...

  • The Road Not Traveled

    {image-1} Last summer, when 8-year-old Enock Mwale showed surgeon Goran Jovic his scars from a fire that mutilated his left hand, it was the first time he had ever seen a doctor....

  • Tackling Cancer With a Dab of Vinegar

    In a sun-starched village slouched on the edge of Zambia’s capital, 15 women lined up at a free health clinic to see a woman they adoringly call “the lady healer....

  • Photos: Health Care in Zambia

    {image-1}  More than 200 million people suffered from malaria in 2010 and nearly 655,000 died, most of them children under age 5. Most deaths and cases occur in sub-saharan Africa. Here, 3-year-old Maddy waits with...

  • No Rhythm Deficit in Zambia

    Zambians in Macha, located in the southern province of the country, rehearse for a friend's wedding. Lauren Bohn is currently reporting on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in Zambia on a...

  • Happy Sunday from Zimbabwe

    {image-1} {image-2} {image-3} {image-4} {image-5} Lauren E. Bohn is a 2013 IRP Zambia Fellow.  

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