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Evan Hill is a researcher and writer focused on Middle East politics, security and human rights. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Economist, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.

From 2014 to 2017, he was a Middle East researcher with Human Rights Watch, based in Beirut. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, he covered the Middle East as a correspondent for the Times of London and reporter for Al Jazeera English.

His reporting in Egypt in 2011 - 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. In 2013, his reporting was the first to uncover official evidence of the Egyptian military's involvement in killings and disappearances during the revolution.

He speaks Arabic, graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2007 and is currently pursuing a master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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