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Maureen Sieh is a former reporter and editor at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y. She resigned from the newspaper last August after 16 years covering urban and ethnic communities. She’s been reporting on the “lost boys’’ of Sudan since 2001.
Sieh began her journalism career in her native Liberia, where she covered the civil war. She was the first Liberian journalist to travel to the battlefront and to neighboring Ivory Coast and Guinea where thousands of Liberians had sought refuge.
She traveled to southern Sudan on a World Affairs Journalism Fellowship administered by the International Center for Journalists. The fellowship is sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.