I focused the presentation on media and the military, as the attendees are representatives of armed forces from Latin America and the Caribbean. (I gave the presentation in Spanish.) And I took the opportunity to discuss backpack journalism™ and how that model is so appropriate for covering police and military operations.
I showed my film, “Afghanistan: The Forgotten War,” aired by NOW on PBS, as an example of the model. With the hand-held digital cameras that are the signature of backpack journalism™, we can cover fast-moving military operations and not hinder the forces we are covering.
Above on left, I discuss the presentation with some of the attendees. (Photo by Darrell Hayes.)