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Freya Petersen was born in New York City and raised in Australia, and has worked as a journalist in Asia, Europe and the United States. Before joining GlobalPost, she lived for four years in Paris, working as a reporter and editor for the broadcaster France 24 and the International Herald Tribune (New York Times Co.). She began her career in Sydney, as a reporter and chief of staff at country's biggest selling metropolitan broadsheet, the Sydney Morning Herald. An avid traveler, whether on assignment or vacation, she has most recently spent time in Iran, Lebanon, Myanmar, South America, the Balkans and Russia. She has written and produced Web video reports for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, London Telegraph, South China Morning Post and Sydney Morning Herald. She now lives in Brisbane, Australia.