A senior New York Times reporter who faced the wrath of Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) over the paper’s article and photos on the Dusit terror attack has been quietly moved to London.
The media house came under intense pressure from Kenyans and readers across he globe for publishing graphic images of victims of the terror attack.
The article’s writer, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, who had just been named the media East Africa Bureau Chief, at the time defended herself by telling Kenyans to direct their anger to the photo desk and NYT.
“As I’ve said, I don’t choose the photos. Please direct your anger to our photo department. Thank you,” she responded to tweets.
Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura is now a correspondent based in London, where she covers an eclectic beat ranging from politics to social issues spanning Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Previously, she has covered Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and its political and economic fallout. She has also covered terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, and has written extensively about radicalization and western jihadis. Prior to the Times, she was a business and economics reporter for the BBC. She has also written for the Financial Times.
And just like that, the journalist, who is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in financial journalism from City University in London and who speaks Japanese, French, Spanish and Portuguese has missed out on a chance to become the New York Times East African Bureau Chief.
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