Alex Park is an investigative reporter with a particular interest in the frontier world of foreign direct investment in Africa. As a journalist, he has reported in the Bay Area and abroad. Since beginning in 2008, he has blogged in South Africa and reported on Northern Cyprus. In college, he also published an award-winning sociology paper on a 2008 period of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa, since cited multiple times in various academic works on the subject. Currently, his interest lies in charting new methods of collaboration between Western and African journalists to explain complex, global systems -- be they governments, conflicts, trade patterns, or waves of immigration -- for a general audience.
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