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Mimi Wells

Mimi Wells

Biography

Mimi Wells is a multimedia journalist based out of New York. In May 2011, she graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She then studied Pashtu on a scholarship from the South Asia Language Institute. In September 2011, Mimi traveled to eastern Afghanistan with the support of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her writing and photography have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, CNN.com and The New York Times.

Articles

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Women & War: 6. Under attack in Ghaziabad

After an unexpected stop at a remote compound, the soldiers are caught in a firefight with insurgents. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 TRANSCRIPT: Mark Schapiro: Nice to see you again, Mimi. You e-mailed us recently that you were in a firefight

Mar 14, 2012
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Women & War: 5. Delivering water filters

Afghan women learn to use a water filter and share some opinions about the upcoming departure of Americans troops from Afghanistan. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.   Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 |  Chapter 6 Transcript: Mark Schapiro: So, it’s very nice to see you again, Mimi. We’ve been

Mar 6, 2012
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Women & War: 4. The girls school

Lt. Lauren Luckey overcomes obstacles to visit a girls school in the Afghan village of Nari, but the mission brings risks as well as rewards. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.   Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 TRANSCRIPT: Mark Schapiro: So it’s nice to see you

Feb 28, 2012
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Women & War: 3. Outside the wire

In Ghaziabad, outside the protection of an American base, Lt. Lauren Luckey's commander, Lt. Col. Dan Wilson, tries to build relationships with Afghans amid violent clashes with insurgents. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.   Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6   TRANSCRIPT Mark Schapiro: Nice to

Feb 10, 2012
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Women & War: 2. Lt. Lauren Luckey

At 23 years old, Lt. Lauren Luckey is the leader and sole member of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment’s female engagement team. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.   Chapter 1 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 TRANSCRIPT Mark Schapiro: Last time we talked with you, Mimi, you

Feb 10, 2012
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Women & War: 1. Female engagement team

Before their mission, female Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., learn about Afghan culture and language. On the eve of their departure, they say goodbye to their families. Mark Schapiro talks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.   Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6   TRANSCRIPT: Mark Schapiro: Today, we’re talking

Feb 10, 2012