Amy Bracken

Amy Bracken is a Boston-based freelance journalist who reports primarily on migration and all things Haitian.

Amy Bracken is a Boston-based independent reporter and radio producer. She mostly covers migration and all things Haitian but has also reported on religion and human rights, and she likes exploring the history behind current events. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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A rhino warrior experiments with peace


In the battle to save a species in South Africa, questioning militancy is yielding results.

A group of young Haitians are shown sitting around a table in a room without glass in the windows.

Meet the Petrochallengers: A new generation wants to bring accountability to Haiti. Can they succeed?

A woman is shown walking down a cement staircase in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A family split between the US and Haiti dreads looming loss of legal status

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Want to see where immigration policy changes put workers at risk? Go to Harvard.

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How foreign correspondents in the US cover mass shootings for their overseas audiences

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American coach of Afghan women’s soccer team has one goal: Hope


The team practices all over Asia and the Middle East. “Our goal is to find safe places outside of Afghanistan,” she says, “so everyone who comes to camp can feel safe and can train and feel good about the environment, and focus on football.”

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Russian bots seize on Parkland shooting to amplify messages


These days, the online debates about gun control come with a steroid boost from Twitter bots seeking to divide Americans even further. Host Marco Werman speaks with Erin Griffith, a senior writer at Wired, who wrote about the surge in bot traffic.

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‘Black Panther’ premiers in Lupita Nyong’o’s hometown


Marvel’s new superhero movie, “Black Panther,” had a premier Tuesday night in Kisumu, Kenya, the hometown of Lupita Nyong’o, one of the film’s stars.

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Activist ousted from French advisory council says race talk is still taboo


Discussing race, religion and gender in France has long been the third rail. And activists who thought things would be different under Emmanuel Macron are sorely disappointed.

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Is it ethical to vacation in places devastated by disaster?


In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island’s tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what’s an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?