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VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Above, panelists and attendants conduct a moment of silence for journalists killed on the job in Latin America. By Bill Gentile MIAMI, 21 July 2018 — Violence against journalists in Latin America is on the rise. “Fellow journalists in several countries in the Americas continue to face violence and loss of life at the hands […]

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Power of a Mother’s Love

WASHINGTON, DC, 26 June 2018 – Mrs. Diane Foley addresses guests at the James W. Foley Freedom Awards at the Newseum in the nation’s capital. The event was an extraordinary testament to the power of one mother’s love for her son, a freelance photojournalist. Mrs. Foley was kind enough to invite me, and a number […]

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FREELANCERS to Baltimore: “Thank You!”

BALTIMORE, MD, 2 December 2017 — Our Team sets up for the screening of the rough cut for FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile at El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen. From left are Doyle Cowart, me (Bill Gentile) Matt Cipollone and Danielle Criss. Missing from the core team is Esther Gentile who, I believe, made this […]

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FREELANCERS and Friendships

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 18 of 40 — Keith Dannemiller (R) and I walk through Mexico City’s Centro Historico on the way to one of his favorite coffee shops. I visited Keith during a March 2017 production trip shooting the pilot episode for my upcoming documentary series, FREELANCERS. Keith was essential to the “pre-production” stage of […]

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FREELANCERS and the Mexican Drug War

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 16 of 40 — Ioan Grillo is an extraordinarily successful freelance journalist. He has reported on Latin America since 2001 for international media including The New York Times, Time magazine, Reuters, CNN, the Associated Press (AP), PBS NewsHour, the Houston Chronicle, CBC, and the Sunday Telegraph, and more. Dan Rather called Grillo’s […]

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FREELANCERS and “fixers”

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 15 of 40 — Milton Martinez Estrada (R) is a quintessential journalism “fixer” based in the Mexican border city of Nogales. A correspondent for the Mexican magazine Proceso, he also provides logistical support, arranges interviews and advises visiting journalists on where they can safely work – and where they cannot. Milton’s services […]

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