Carmen Munir Russell-Sluchansky

Freelance Journalist

Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, PBS, ABC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel. He previously hosted the daily radio news show and podcast Due Diligence during which he covered national politics including all major policy debates, the 2012 presidential election and significant Supreme Court and appellate cases. Prior to that, he primarily reported from abroad including China, Japan, the Middle East, Haiti, Central America and Southeast Asia primarily focusing on development and human rights issues. He has also reported from the United Nations and World Trade Organization and his acclaimed documentary work on Haiti has reached millions of viewers internationally. He holds degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Georgetown University Law.

Portfolio
msnbc.com
08/24/2007
Kids forced into domestic servitude in Haiti

Evans Antoine wakes at 7 a.m. and dusts himself off from his night on the floor. While other children in his middle-class neighborhood overlooking the Haitian capital head to school, the 15-year-old puts on toeless sneakers and gets to work washing dishes, scrubbing floors and running errands at the market.

tribunedigital-chicagotribune
05/15/2007
Love is in the air

The cranial nerve 'zero' and our sense of smell might be linked to lust NEW YORK - Ted James and Lysa Grant hit it off immediately when they met at a study group for a psychology class. The two students at New York University knew something was special, and four years later they are now engaged.

National Geographic News
07/06/2014
Carbon Credit Plan Aims to Save Kenyan Trees and Elephants-and Help Villagers

The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off. The perpetrators used a machine gun, said Eric Sagwe, who leads a private antipoaching patrol in the park, pointing to bullet-scarred trees and the remains of two more elephants nearby.

MintPress News
01/31/2014
Tamayo Execution One In A Series Of US Treaty Violations

Edgar Tamayo Arias was strapped in the reclining execution chair of the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville on Wednesday night, Jan. 22. The warden asked if Tamayo had any last words, but the convicted cop-killer simply mumbled "no."

Orlando Sentinel
05/15/2007
Nerve zero makes the heart grow fonder

At least that's what some scientists think, although it doesn't have the same ring. Ted James and Lysa Grant hit it off immediately when they met at a study group for a psychology class. The two students at New York University knew something was special, and four years later they are now engaged.

National Geographic News
06/26/2014
New UN Report Puts Staggering Dollar Figures on Environmental Crime Revenues

A global industry in so-called environmental crime-which includes everything from selling elephant ivory to illegal fishing to illicit logging and more-is worth between $70 billion and $213 billion a year and largely finances criminal, militia, and terrorist groups, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Nations and INTERPOL.

The China Post
09/07/2005
P2P case on heels of Kazaa verdict

By Carmen Russell The China Post On Friday, the Taiwan District Court is expected to rule on a copyright infringement case against the nation's largest peer-to-peer (P2P) file swapping firm Kuro. The verdict will be coming only four days after Kazaa lost a similar case in Australia where the country's highest court found the file-swapping software responsible for the copyrighted content its members illegally downloaded.

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