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Rukmini Callimachi Journalist


Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times covering Islamic extremism, including Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Callimachi has exposed the institutionalization of sex slavery by ISIS, linked child labor in gold mines in Senegal to banks in Switzerland, and revealed massacres committed by government forces from the Ivory Coast to Mali. She was awarded the George Polk Award for her reporting on the millions of dollars in ransoms that European governments secretly paid to free hostages taken by the Islamic State. Prior to joining The New York Times, she was the West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press. Callimachi won the Michael Kelly Award and was the first journalist in the 75-year history of the Overseas Press Club to win both the Hal Boyle and the Bob Considine Awards in the same year. She received the 2016 International Center for Journalists Integrity in Journalism Award for her exceptional contribution to exposing crimes against humanity. Callimachi delivered the 2016 Marie Colvin Memorial Lecture at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism.

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