“No Fire Zone” Draws Packed, Diverse Crowd

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 February 2015 — UK filmmaker Callum Macrae addresses a packed house at American University’s School of Communication after the screening of “No Fire Zone,” his award-winning documentary on human rights abuses during the 2009 campaign by the Sri Lankan military against Tamil rebels. On the far left is Juan Méndez, professor of […]

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“No Fire Zone” Screening/Discussion at American University

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 January 2015 — Award-winning documentary filmmaker Callum Macrae is on hand Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at American University for the screening of “No Fire Zone,” which tells the story of the final 138 days of the 26-year Sri Lanka civil war and sheds light on the government’s brutal military offensive that saw […]

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Express Yourself, Engage Others, With Video

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, 7 August 2014 — Digital cameras (in this case an iPhone) and the Internet now grant us the opportunity to express ourselves and to engage others as never before. For the first time in human history we can communicate instantly, globally and in a language, the visual language, that is understandable by all […]

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Video Storytelling and How It Defines Us

FT. MEADE, Md, 2 July 2014 — Marine Corps Sgt. Brandon Owen addresses graduates of his Video Production and Documentation course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Meade, Md. It was Sgt. Owen who invited me to deliver the commencement address at the ceremony. For about 10 minutes I spoke about how the […]

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Cool Interview on Making Videos that Rock

TBILISI, Georgia, 22 May 2014 — This is a brief interview by George Gogua, a young practitioner of backpack journalism in the Georgian capital. Click HERE or to listen.  

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Backpack Blog in Top 100 for Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 May 2014 — My Backpack Journalism Blog was just named one of the “100 Key Ethics & Media Law Resources for Journalists,” by See Our blog is #81. Check out the blog here:  

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