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Austin Mackell

Austin is an Australian cross-platform journalist who began his career in Lebanon during the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. He worked in the region for a total of four years, for major outlets like The Diplomat, CBC, CBS, ABC (America), ABC (Australia), as well as independent and community media orgs. He covered events such as the turbulent 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the unrest in Egypt during 2011 and 2012. Mackell broke news of the arrest of Egyptian Alber Saber, an atheist arrested on blasphemy charges. His work in Egypt also included investigations into army deserters and worker-led dissent leading to his arrest and charges of incitement filed against him in 2012. Austin was also one of the earliest and most vociferous of the voices warning against a military coup of 2013, by which stage he had moved to Ecuador and begun work on founding the press accountability and transparency NGO ImportantCool, for which he as since produced works ranging from political analysis to gonzo documentaries on the psychedelic practices of Amazonian peoples. He has since returned to his home city of Australia, residing outside the national capital, Canberra near the NSW-Victoria border, in the famous bell-weather seat of Eden Monaro. He is available to report and comment on Australian and international news in any format though https://paydesk.co/journalist/austin.mackell

He is also founder and CEO of the Stone transparency system, a tool for open source journalism.

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Article: Protests in Idlib for third week in a row .. Talk : The only place I know all three protests are docum .. 2018-09-14 16:09:44 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → Commented)
Article: What categories should WikiTribune use for claims? .. Talk : Unconfirmed might be better than undetermined, in .. 2018-09-14 14:00:25 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → Commented)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Protests in Idlib for third week in a row.. 2018-09-14 13:55:45 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → created )
File Name: dndmfjyxcaauo0f Type: image/jpeg .. 2018-09-14 13:43:18 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated)
File Name: dndmfjyxcaauo0f Type: image/jpeg .. 2018-09-14 13:42:58 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → added)
Article: Protests rock Idlib for second week .. Talk : I included the AFP video. That's the only source I .. 2018-09-09 03:11:53 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → Commented)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Protests rock Idlib for second week.. 2018-09-08 00:32:17 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Protests rock Idlib for second week.. 2018-09-08 00:31:54 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → created )
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Looks great everyone. .. 2018-09-06 23:17:24 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → Commented)
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Does this get us out of draft? .. 2018-09-05 23:00:43 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → Commented)
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Talk Removed .. 2018-09-05 03:33:49 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → deleted → COMMENT DELETED)
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Talk Removed .. 2018-09-05 03:30:43 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → deleted → COMMENT DELETED)
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Talk Removed .. 2018-09-05 01:06:38 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → approved → THIS COMMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED)
Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation .. Talk : Talk Removed .. 2018-09-05 00:12:14 .. Talk By : Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → approved → THIS COMMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Cairo subway official complains that suicides affect operation.. 2018-09-04 16:49:26 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 16:31:08 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 15:44:08 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff | hist) .. Revision: Help us fact check this video on Australia’s new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 12:07:31 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Help us fact check this video on Australia’s new data privacy laws)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 09:41:26 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 09:37:30 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 08:56:15 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)
(diff| hist) .. Article: Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws.. 2018-09-04 08:30:04 .. By: Austin Mackell (talk | contribs) (Action → updated Edit Note → First draft)

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