Melanie Lidman

Correspondent for Africa and the Middle East

Melanie Lidman is a freelance journalist in Israel who covers Africa and the Middle East for Global Sisters Report. Originally from Boston and a graduate of the University of Maryland, she also works for the iTimes of Israel and has filed work for National Catholic Reporter. Previously, Melanie was the Jerusalem metro reporter for the Jerusalem Post. Though Israel has one of the highest concentration of journalists in the world, Lidman is one of the only who travels to news events almost exclusively by bicycle, which she calls Savlanut (patience). You can follow her on Twitter at @melanielidman.

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Articles by Melanie Lidman

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Sisters listen to help heal as Rwanda marks 23 years since the genocide Apr 6, 2017 Story : News
Tracing Rwanda's highs and lows as it moves beyond history's shadow Apr 3, 2017 Story : Blog
Raised by sisters, a Rwandan orphan looks to the future Mar 20, 2017 Story : News
Sharing voices of African sisters Feb 13, 2017 Story : News
Q & A with Sr. Florence Nweonuma, tracing trafficking trends in Nigeria Feb 7, 2017 Story : Blog
Q & A with Sr. Mary Joan Njeri, putting impoverished mothers first Jan 31, 2017 Story : Blog
Sisters' center offers boys a haven from Nairobi's streets Jan 5, 2017 Story : News
Caritas Baby Hospital tends mother and child a mile from Bethlehem's manger Dec 22, 2016 Story : News
New water: Benedictine Sisters in East Jerusalem revive ancient cisterns Dec 8, 2016 Story : News
Store on busy road invigorates Nairobi women's peacemaking group Dec 1, 2016 Story : News
Sisters run semi-orphanages after Ethiopia cuts back international adoptions Nov 3, 2016 Story : News
Sisters in Africa discuss efforts to protect environment, address climate change Oct 27, 2016 Story : News
CARA receives grant for four studies, visiting African scholar Oct 26, 2016 Story : News
Q & A with Sr. Senkenesh Gebre-Mariam, seeing beyond patients' labels Sep 7, 2016 Story : Blog
St. Louis Sisters' mission in rural Ethiopia has adventures, challenges, and beauty Aug 25, 2016 Story : News
Q & A with Sr. Dr. Antonia Redito, ministering in Ethiopia no matter the method Jul 14, 2016 Story : Blog
In Ethiopia, a little round house is the strongest medicine against women's labor complications Jul 14, 2016 Story : News
Electronic waste: Informal economy supports thousands in Ghana slum Jun 13, 2016 Story : News
Oops, it's Easter -- and other surprises from Ethiopia Jun 6, 2016 Story : Blog
Q & A with Dinknesh Amanuel, helping sisters gain 'theological confidence' May 31, 2016 Story : Blog
Ghana's once-laudable health insurance plan puts Catholic hospital at financial risk May 30, 2016 Story : News
Q & A with Sr. Abeba Hadgu, empowering women in Ethiopia May 24, 2016 Story : Blog
Illegal gold mining in Ghana undercuts church's plans for land, threatens environment and lives May 16, 2016 Story : News
Sisters in Ghana gain self-sufficiency with juice- and water-bottling operation Apr 26, 2016 Story : News
Lack of education among sisters a challenge for Tanzania formators Apr 11, 2016 Story : News