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I Never Liked El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 1989 — I never liked El Salvador. It had extracted too much blood from too many people and too many of its victims were my friends and colleagues. A tiny and overcrowded country, El Salvador had a menacing, sinister feel about it. Death squads prowled the streets at night and frantic, […]

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The Simón Bolívar Battalion

Excerpted from the memoir sub-titled, “A True Story of War, Love and Rock & Roll” Lt. Francisco Noel Talavera (L) is a 19-year-old from the northern mountain city of Jinotega. He has a bad complexion and the habit of spitting through the gap in his two front teeth. He also happens to be the commander of […]

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Diane Foley at Foreign Correspondence Class

WASHINGTON, DC, 11 February 2020 — Diane Foley (center in high boots) and Margaux Ewen (in white to the left of Foley), are President/Founder and Executive Director, respectively, of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Diane and Margaux were kind enough to visit my Foreign Correspondence class this afternoon, where I screened the documentary, “Jim: […]

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FREELANCERS at Newseum

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 November 2019 — We are delighted to announce the screening on Saturday 14 December 2019 of my documentary film, FREELANCERS: Mexico, at the Newseum in our nation’s capital. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers, and other professional journalists familiar with the challenges facing freelance […]

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FREELANCERS launch in one week

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 October 2019 — The official release date, when the Mexico episode of FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile goes onto digital platforms, is 8 October 2019  — one week from today. You can pre-purchase here: https://itunes.apple.com/…/movie/freelancers-…/id1479857859… More information here: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7652/freelancers and @JourneymanVOD SPREAD THE WORD!  

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Sandinista Anniversary Pictures, Stories, Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 August 2019 — I’ve recently returned from a brief visit to Nicaragua, where the Sandinista government marked the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of the US-backed Somoza dictatorship. I was one of a handful of journalists who covered that historic event on July 19, 1979. To mark that event, I wrote a […]

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