Maya Vidon-White




Paris France




Maya has been working as a journalist for over two decades. First settled in Jerusalem, she covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the first intifada. Straying from daily trips to the Gaza strip, she flew to Somalia during the 1992 great famine. After a two-year stretch in Hong Kong for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the lead up to the handover of the territory to China, she was sent to Jakarta where riots erupted in the aftermath of the 1997 economic crisis. From there she also witnessed the birth of a new country: East Timor. Maya is now based in Paris and continues to work both as a writer and a photographer. Maya holds a masters of Neurobiology from the University of Paris, a masters from Columbia Journalism University Graduate School of Journalism and was awarded the John Knight Fellowship for Journalists at Stanford University.

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