Sunset in Nindiri

NINDIRI, Nicaragua 13 December 2015 — After my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, I stayed on an additional to enjoy and to reminisce. It was worth it. (Photo by Bill Gentile)  

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Backpack Nica Next Generation

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 12 December 2015 — This is the newest generation of Nicaragua’s Backpack Video Journalists. They’ve completed my four-day workshop, titled, “Training the Trainers.” They are ready, not only to practice our craft, but also to pass it on the the next generation. Good luck and stay safe. — Bill Gentile  

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Backpack to Nicaragua Protest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 8 December 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop interview a peasant reportedly fallen ill after prolonged exposure to pesticides used on sugar cane plantations on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The peasant is one of hundreds protesting the lack of medical attention and recompense by the Pellas family, one of Nicaragua’s most […]

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Training the Trainers in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 8 December 2015 — Participants of my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop watch one of the films I presented on this, the first day of a four-day event in the Nicaraguan capital. I titled this workshop, “Training the Trainers,” and designed it to instruct the current generation of journalists to practice the visual storytelling […]

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Marketing Video at Ghana Event

ACCRA, Ghana, 26 November 2015 — On the fourth day of our five-day Backpack Video Workshop, we Skyped with Internet marketer Bruce Jones from Boston, Massachusetts. For years, Bruce has been advising entrepreneurs how to build an online presence to connect with and expand communities, how to make an impact — and how to make […]

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Backpack Video Workshop, Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, 23 November 2015 — Sara Stealy, Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, addresses participants, hosts and special guests at the opening session of my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in the Ghanaian capital. Nicholas Derry, Director at the Ministry of Communications, delivers the opening address. Participants begin the first session. The five-day […]

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