Miriam Berger is an American freelance journalist with a love for all things media and Middle East. She also has a master's degree in Modern Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University. She is currently based in Jerusalem and is a part-time stringer with Reuters. She is also the recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant.
Miriam has reported from Egypt, Jordan, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Greece, the U.S., England, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. She reads and speaks Arabic, is conversational in Hebrew, and knows basic Persian.
Miriam previously reported for BuzzFeed's World section from NYC, where she covered international news and had fun while doing it.
She also reported with the Associated Press in Jerusalem as a 2015 Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow, during which she wrote and produced stories for text and TV.
Miriam was a Fulbright and CASA Fellow in Egypt from 2012-13. She was also a 2014 International Reporting Project fellow in Ethiopia, and United Nations Foundation Fellow in New York while with BuzzFeed.
She reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo in July, 2016 as a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation. Her freelance work often focuses on politics, economics, media, food, labor, transportation, development, refugees, gender, and religion.
Sometimes she takes off the journalist hat to just exclusively study Persian.
Miriam is available for reporting and editing commissions. For comments, questions, or assignments, please feel free to contact her via email or twitter.