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Global Dispatches is run by Mark Leon Goldberg (me). I’m a veteran journalist who has been recognized as a pioneer of “humanitarian journalism.” This is an emerging field that combines the conventions of journalism (like objectivity) with key principals of global humanitarianism (like the moral equivalence of all lives, regardless of geography). This often leads me to shine a spotlight on under-covered global stories and seek perspectives overlooked by conventional media outlets.

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Mark Leon Goldberg is a veteran international affairs journalist who writes the Global Dispatches Substack and hosts the Global Dispatches podcast.