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Lizzie Phelan

Head of Newsroom at RUPTLY, RT's global video news agency.

She is responsible for making and implementing day-to-day and long term editorial and operational decisions, from coordinating big field operations on the ground, to managing the newsroom team, to training of newsroom and field staff and running both the HQ staff and freelance crews worldwide.

Lizzie has vast in-field journalistic experience. In the Middle East and North Africa region she has covered the NATO campaign in Libya until the fall of Tripoli, the war in Syria, Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, the ongoing Kobane/Ayn al Arab refugee crisis, and the IS siege on Kobane, near the Turkish-Syrian border. In Latin America, Lizzie was RT's correspondent in Nicaragua and coordinated coverage of President Hugo Chavez's funeral in Caracas. More recently she has been reporting on the conflict in East Ukraine, particularly battles near Donetsk.