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Joanna Slater

New York Bureau Chief

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How the world is dealing with the militant threat

As 46 members of an alleged extremist group stand trial in Belgium, the proceedings underscore the challenges faced by governments across the region – challenges facing Canada, too – as they seek to prevent their citizens from potentially joining jihadi ranks

Oct 14, 2014

The lessons of Ferguson: Race, protest, and militarized policing

Angry protests and violent responses in the wake of the death of an unarmed black teen at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have focused an unwavering spotlight on American policing, race relations, and the assumptions and attitudes informing both

Aug 15, 2014

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Joanna Slater is The Globe's New York Bureau Chief. She is currently on temporary assignment in Berlin, Germany, covering political and business news.

From New York, she has reported on major U.S. financial and economic stories. She also covered the 2012 elections, the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston marathon bombing.

Prior to joining The Globe in 2010, she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where her assignments included reporting on the financial crisis out of New York and covering South Asian business and politics from Mumbai.

She spent seven years in Asia, based first in Hong Kong and then in India, where she wrote about a wide range of topics, from the massacre of the royal family in Nepal to the Kashmir dispute to discrimination against HIV-positive children.

She won the Young Journalist Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia. Joanna grew up in Toronto, attended Smith College and completed two masters degrees from Columbia University.




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