Justin Lynch

Adjunct Editorial Fellow

Justin Lynch is an adjunct editorial fellow at New America, and a multimedia journalist in East Africa. He is the East Africa stringer for the Associated Press, mostly writing about South Sudan. He has also written for the New Yorker, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, Slate, Al-Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor, the Daily Beast, and others.

He has appeared on TV for Al-Jazeera's Inside Story and ABC Australia. He has also been interviewed for radio on NPR, BBC, WAMU, and other programs.

His investigation into ethnically targeted killings in the town of Yei influenced the United Nations to declare ethnic cleansing in South Sudan in November 2016. South Sudan's government later arrested and deported him from the country. His investigation into an attack on a UN base in the town of Malakal in February 2016 was also credited with proving that government soldiers attacked the base, and UN peacekeepers fled during the attack. 

Previously he was the social media coordinator at New America. Follow him on twitter @just1nlynch, or email him lynch@newamerica.org

All Work

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The Future of War: Adios, Clausewitz

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7 Things You Should Read About Cybersecurity

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7 things you need to read on homegrown terrorism

7 essays that provide insight into homegrown terrorism, and how we can prevent it.

OTI Submits Projects for the Knight News Challenge

Last week, the Open Technology Institute took the lead on two proposals submitted to the Knight Foundation’s latest News Challenge.

6 articles you need to read about Net Neutrality

A collection of the best content on Net Neutrality from New America and the Open Technology Institute.

7 Things You Need to Read on Iran

Here is the best content from New America on nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States.

7 articles you need to read about ISIS

Here are 7 things that you need to read about the Islamic State, curated with the best content from New America.

The Bursting Kurdish Bubble

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