Linda Polman

Linda Polman (b. 1960) is an investigative journalist based in Amsterdam. She has worked in various war zones and developing countries such as Somalia, Rwanda, Haïti, Sierra Leone, Congo and Afghanistan.

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She is the author of, among other titles, The Crisis Caravan, which was translated into nine languages. Polman’s work has been discussed internationally, including on John Stewart’s The Daily Show and in The New Yorker. For Death Row Dollies, about European women who link their fates to inmates on death row in the US, she spent an extended period in Texas. When in the Netherlands, Polman lectures for university journalism programs.

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