foreign correspondent


Definition of foreign correspondent

: a correspondent employed to send news or comment from a foreign country

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At the same time, The Exile was really about presenting the real Russia, kind of tearing down what regular foreign correspondents did in Russia. Eric Johnson, Recode, "The media is responsible for President Trump and it still hasn’t learned from 2016, says Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi," 18 Oct. 2018 There is no easy life for war journalists—foreign correspondents who travel to far-flung parts of the world to embed themselves among violence and atrocity in order to bring the truth of those places to light. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The True Story of Marie Colvin, the Foreign Correspondent Who Inspired the Film A Private War," 2 Nov. 2018 Following her death, Marie Colvin became a rallying point for foreign correspondents in a media landscape where on-the-ground reporting was increasingly devalued. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The True Story of Marie Colvin, the Foreign Correspondent Who Inspired the Film A Private War," 2 Nov. 2018 Beijing, meantime, regularly obstructs foreign correspondents in China and blocks websites of media who don’t toe the party line. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Justice Department Has Ordered Key Chinese State Media Firms to Register as Foreign Agents," 18 Sep. 2018 ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman tweeted that one of the rescuers told him the boys and their coach are weak but not in critical condition. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "A boys’ soccer team trapped in a flooded Thai cave has been found alive — nine days later," 2 July 2018 Special to McClatchy Newspapers’ Washington, D.C., bureau Andrew Malcolm is a veteran national and foreign correspondent covering politics since the 1960s. Andrew Malcolm,, "Will Trump stand up to Putin or fall for him?," 12 July 2018 An indelible meeting’ Shatz was 27 and working in Prague as a foreign correspondent for a Hungarian newspaper when a cryptic postcard arrived in his mail. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they’ve reunited.," 9 July 2018 Aela Callan, a foreign correspondent on a fellowship from Stanford University, met with Elliot Schrage, vice president of global communications for Facebook, in November 2013 to discuss hate speech and fake user pages that were pervasive in Myanmar. Timothy Mclaughlin, WIRED, "How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar," 6 July 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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