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Evan Hill is a researcher and writer on Middle East politics, culture and human rights. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Economist, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.

He has lived in Beirut, Cairo and Doha, and covered the Arab uprisings of 2011 as a journalist with Al Jazeera English.

His reporting in Egypt - from the Tahrir front lines to Mubarak's resignation - helped win an Online News Association award for breaking news. In Libya, he followed the revolt from the fall of Benghazi to the plight of trapped migrants in Tripoli. He helped cover the Syrian government's crackdown on dissent in 2011.

Prior to moving to the Middle East, he covered crime and politics for the Recorder newspaper in San Francisco. He speaks Arabic and graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2007.

You can follow Evan on Twitter @evanchill and email him at ehilloffice (at) gmail (dot) com.