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Jacob Kushner

Bio

Jacob Kushner is a multimedia freelance journalist working from the island of Hispaniola since June 2010. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in journalism and Latin American studies. In 2007, he spent six months in the Dominican Republic conducting research that examined how the education system there reinforces societal prejudices toward Haitians. His current work focuses on immigration issues and foreign expenditures in Haiti including development aid. In summer 2011 he began an investigation into U.S. deportations of Haitian nationals for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting with funding from the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. Jacob has worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, the Wisconsin State Journal, La Comunidad News in Madison, and the Daily Cardinal. He has contributed to such media as the Associated Press, Newsweek, Global Post, World Pulse Magazine, the New Internationalist, and JazzTimes Magazine. His website is www.twonationsnews.com. Follow him at: http://twitter.com/JacobKushner

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