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Georgian Questions on Making Videos that Rock

  TBILISI, Georgia, 21 May 2014 – This is the group gathered at my presentation on backpack journalism at Frontline Georgia, a partner of the London-based Frontline Club.  I was invited by the U.S. Embassy here to conduct a series of workshops, presentations and exchanges on backpack and citizen journalism, on the importance of a […]

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Local Georgian Media Embrace Videos That Rock

AKHALTSIKHE, Georgia, 20 May 2014 – During my Backpack Journalism Workshop in the town of Akhaltsikhe, the local newspaper interviewed me about the event. I’ve been pleased with the reception from the local media, which is just beginning to make headway into the methodology. They all seem to be interested in making videos that rock. […]

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International Video Journalism Workshop Ends

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 February 2014 — Check out the group photo at the end of our Video Journalism Workshop this past weekend. We had a diverse, international group. From left is Bruce Jones, Jerry Gardiner from Liberia, Will Hoffinger, Mariana Alvarez Joyal from Venezuela, me, Zar Sarmast from Afghanistan, my wife Esther from Cuba, David […]

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Video Journalism in the Shadow of War

KABUL, Afghanistan, 3 January 2014 — Afghan kids play soccer in the shadow of the wreckage of a military truck in this nation’s capital. I’m here filming a documentary about a team of female Afghan university students competing in an international arbitration contest to be held in Hong Kong later this year. The competition is […]

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The Story of a Language, by Video Journalism

http://videojournalismworkshops.com, WASHINGTON, DC, 28 December 2013 — This is Florencia Traibel’s film about my recent workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, about the people and about the products. Florencia chose to cover the five-day event as her workshop project, partly as a way to explain the overall experience. Click HERE to watch Florencia’s film. It’s an interesting […]

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Using Characters to Tell Video Journalism Stories

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 December 2013 — This is another of the films produced during my recent Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay. Maria Garcia produced this story about Uruguayans who are returning to their home country after having spent years abroad, mostly Spain, looking for economic opportunity. It’s a microcosm, really, of the broader […]

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